By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
Following the confusion in the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) leading to the emergence of a splinter group in Kaduna known as APC AKIDA, the state chapter of the party has told the group that it will not be beholden to a cabal that is ready to condemn anything in which they are not involved.
Addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, APC acting Publicity secretary, Salisu Wusono said there was no room for egoist in the party, insisting that all efforts to reform them have failed and they will soon be shown the way out.
“We have tolerated these indisciplined group since 2014 because a party has a duty to train its members, to help those whose understanding of politics is distorted to understand that high motives, discipline and commitment to collective goals are the positive contributions political participation can make to society.”
“It appears that they are unwilling to be redeemed. They have remained hostile to the party and its structures, flouting its rules and refusing to respect the democratic choices made by our members.
“It is pertinent at this stage to chronicle the serial disrespect that this group of misguided persons has shown for party structures. Not only that they have exhibited unwillingness to accept and respect the democratic choices that our members have made.
“For instance, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed who was interim state chairman of the party following the merger that produced our party has expressed his intention to emerge as the substantive chairman of the APC in the state. He did not achieve his wish.
“The party congress elected Architect Barnabas Yusuf Bala as chairman. From that point in 2014, Dr. Baba Ahmed has tried to elevate himself above the party as if the party without him would not be a party.
“He has invested his time in creating structures extraneous to the party, calling themselves elders, stakeholders or other names. He accompanied his disdain for the APC Kaduna state executive with a campaign against the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the APC.
“He warned Buhari not to contest, but the members of the APC nationwide thought differently and elected General Buhari as the APC presidential candidate.
“His collaborators in the failed attempt to distract the APC in Kaduna State shared with him a joint interest to reduce the APC into a vehicle to placate and massage their egos”.
On the APC gubernatorial aspirant, Isah Ashiru, Wusono said, “When he lost the governorship contest, he sorts to be compensated with the senatorial ticket already won by Senator Sulaiman Hunkuyi, that is the backward distributive tendency typical of the PDP, and this is not welcomed in the APC.”
On Senator Shehu Sani, he continued, “The APC did not have much to say about Senator Shehu Sani, they are partners in mischief and indiscipline. His opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the APC is well known.
“He would oppose anything that is good, progress and enhance the wellbeing of our people. He is part of those that defiled our party at the national level and foisted a strange leadership on the senate. Everyone can see how passionate he is in supporting corruption.”
By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.