The Kaduna State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday said it will never allow cabal and mischief makers destroy the party for their selfish interest.
Addressing a news conference in Kaduna over what it described as continuous attacks on its party leaders by Senator Shehu Sani led group ‘APC AKIDA’, State acting Publicity Secretary, Salisu Tanko Wusono said, there is no room for egoism in the party, insisting that all efforts to reform Sani and his group have failed and they will soon be shown the way out.
Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central), 2015 APC guber aspirant, Hon. Isa Ashiru, former federal permanent secretary, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, among others had introduced a group known as APC AKIDA.
But, according to State APC spokesman who explained the faces of APC AKIDA members said: “We have tolerated these indisciplined group since 2014 because a party has a duty to train its members, but it appears that they are unwilling to be redeemed. They have remained hostile to the party and its structures, floating its rules and refusing to respect the democratic choices made by our members.”
APC added that, “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 share with him a joint interest to reduce the APC into a vehicle to placate and massage their egos.”
On the 2015 APC gubernatorial aspirant, Hon. Isa Ashiru, State APC spokesman said, when he lost the governorship contest , he sorted to be compensated with the senatorial ticket already won by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, saying “that is the backward distributive tendency typical of the PDP, and this is not welcomed in the APC”.
On Senator Sani, he continued that, “The APC did not have much to say about Senator Shehu Sani, their partner 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,” Wusono said.