By; JULIANA KATUNG, Kaduna
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Kaduna State and a former gubernatorial candidate of the Congress For Progressives Change (CPC) in the 2011 elections, Haruna Sa’eed has withdrawn his membership of the party.
Malam Sa’eed who is one of the founding members of the party right from CPC to APC, said his decision was based on the present activities of the party which has left them with no option than to dump the party.
Addressing a press conference in his office in Kaduna, Sa’eed also said he is leaving the party with his supporters, noting that even the Ahmed Bola Tinubu reconciliation committee cannot make them to change their stands.
“I played a vital role in APC as a dominant player but the activities of the party in the state has left so much to be desired. Because of that all efforts that we have made to see things change have being in vain.”
‘I Haruna Yunusa Sa’eed have decided today 15 March 2018 to withdraw my Membership from APC, he words.
“I happen to be a founding member of the party based on the merger that came in to be which led to the ruling party. A member of the CPC not only been a member but a flag bearer of the party in 2011 in Kaduna State” he noted.
Malam Sa’eed however refused to disclose whether he would contest the next elections or which party he is joining.
He said, “some of us are not being considered as members of the party. Whatever we say seems not to be listened to. Whatever we ask for is never considered.
“Indeed the party has chosen to look at the members differently. Whatever is being done today is only to certain sections of the party and a party is not run like that. Party is supposed to be for every member and members have an equal space to contribute.
“Since that is not the case then I don’t think I should be part of it now, this is why I withdrew from the party today” the chieftain added .
He also said, “The party in Kaduna has a lot of crisis and there have been no positive moves to address the crisis. I have given my contributions on the way forward many times but never any action taken.
According to him, It had gotten to a time now where the party couldn’t hold meeting until it directed to hold meeting and that him as a chieftain in the party was not seen as significant enough to be invited and he was not even considered to be a stakeholder in Kaduna State.
” I was part of the people that formed this party, up to being to the point of a flag bearer of CPC, but I am still not being considered as a stakeholder. Again the party has no leadership in the state which we have been talking over and over again.
“No chairman, no secretary no vital leadership in the state. They refused to meet to see that certain things are done and if anybody voices out anything then the party takes defence,” he stressed.
On Tinubu’s committee”, he said, “There was lack of regards to them even when other measures are being carried out, no group ever came to Kaduna to speak to Haruna Sa’eed group we have never being consulted because we don’t fight, we don’t abuse, we don’t disparage, we don’t use dirty languages and we don’t ask for things.
“Then it’s believed that we don’t matter and so we don’t belong. So nobody will come to consult us, Malam Sa’eed noted.
” We are not taking this decision simply to draw attention. If a party is worth itself it should be able to identify those members who significantly contributed to the growth of the party,” he said.
By; JULIANA KATUNG, Kaduna