JUST IN: Fresh Crisis Rocks APC
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Fresh Crisis Rocks APC
A fresh crisis has engulfed the Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the camp of the former state governor, Abdul’aziz Yari has split into two over the state congress.
Yari’s camp had in February this year collapsed with the faction of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, following the intervention of the presidency and the national leadership of the party, a development that ended the three years crisis in the state chapter of the party.
There was a relative peace in the party until the defection of the state governor, Bello Matawalle in June this year. His joining of the party created a new crack as the old members of the party (Yari and Marafa camps) and the new members (Matawalle) failed to agree on the sharing of party and other positions.
The inability of the tendencies in the state chapter to integrate forced the national leadership to delay the conduct of the party’s congresses in the state.
Crisis Rocks APC
But on Wednesday, the party via a letter dated November 10, addressed to the chairman of INEC, said it has rescheduled its congress in Zamfara State for today.
The letter tagged, “Re- Notice for the conduct of state congress” signed by the secretary of the Buni-committee, Senator John James AkpanUdoedehe, said the congress earlier scheduled for November 20, will now hold today, November 13.
To this effect, an emergency meeting of the Yari/ Marafa camp was convened yesterday, where the issue of the congress was tabled and discussed.
Reliable sources said at the meeting, the that Yari camp was split into two with one group insisting on pursuing a pending litigation on the dissolution of party executives while the second group backed today’s congress.
One of the sources, said the first group under the leadership of Lawal M. Liman, the chairman of the dissolved executives under Yari, insisted on pursuing their pending litigation on the dissolution of their executives by the national caretaker committee of the party.
A source in their camp said, ” we cannot participate in the congress because it is prejudice. You know we have our litigation on the dissolution of our executives pending. We will not participate in this congress rather we will pursue our litigation to its logical conclusion. No going back.”
But a chieftain of the party in the second camp, said they will organize a parallel congress.
” We will have our own congress today and we have mobilized our supporters from the 147 wards of the state for the exercise. Our camp is being led by Sirajo Maikatako, the chairman of the Marafa’s camp, ” he said, blaming Buni for the latest crisis in the party.
He added that majority of the top shots of the Yari’s camp including Mukhtar Shehu Idris (Koguna), Senator Lawali Shuaibu, Senator Tijjani Kaura, Abdulmaliki Zubairu, Abubakar Dantabawa, among others are in support of their camp.
Crisis Rocks APC