By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
The Jigawa State All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholder’s meeting which was called at the instance of Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar at the Goverment House Dutse ended up abruptly.
Even though no communiqué was issued after the emergency session, sources close to the meeting confided to the New Nigerian that the essence was for reconciliation aimed to mend internal fences and wrangling within the party.
The meeting which lasted for not more than an hour, was expected to thrash sensitive issues bedevilling the party, least among which was to assess the party’s progress, and shortfalls.
It was also aimed at deliberating extensively on issues of reconciliation among the aggrieved members, among other burning issues, but ended abruptly.
But when contacted, the party’s acting Chairman, Mal. Muhammadu Umar stated that they discussed extensively on burning issues affecting their party, adding that most of the issues were confidential, not meant for public consumption.
New Nigerian findings revealed that the APC stakeholders meeting was initially called to discuss issues related to 2023 polity and elections.
Also, to delibrate on how to scuttle Hon. Nakudu’s perceived move.
There are speculations that Hon. Nakudu’s gubernatorial ambition under the banner of the ruling party has brought about frictions, and division in the party.
It would be recalled that Nakudu’s gubernatorial ambition has raised dust, and division of the party into two consecutive camps, Nakudu Camp and Governor Badaru’s loyalists due to Nakudu’s popularity and political strength, issues which prompted the sacking of the party’s former Chairman, Habibu Sara to loose his seat to his former secretary Muhammadu Garba based on his loyalty to Hon. Nakudu.
All efforts to reach Senator Nakudu for further clarification and comments proved abortive as most of his lines were not reachable.
But to the party’s acting Chairman, such claims are blatant lies, unfounded, which lack an iota of truth.
According to him, Senator Nakudu unlike any other APC member in Jigawa State, has the mandete to contest whichever position he deems fit under the APC as a member of the party.
“But I assure you his actions will never in any way shake the party, nor to be a threat to its progress and development,” he declared.
Prominent personalities at the meeting included the SSG, the Speaker, Hon. Idris Garba Jahun, Senator Danladi Sankara, Reps members of Birnin-Kudu/ Buji Federal Constituency, Engineer Dau Aliyu, and his Ringim/ Taura Fed. Constituency, Hon. Ado Sani Kiri, all members to the state House of Assembly, alongside the 27 local govwenment chairmen’, among other stakeholders.