Zamfara APC calls for Crises Intervention
A support group of the All Progressives Congress APC in Zamfara state loyal to former Gov. Abdulaziz Yari, the APC Peace and Unity Forum, has written a letter to the Gov. Mai Mala Buni leadership of the party, seeking urgent intervention in the crisis ravaging the state chapter.
The call is coming ahead of the October 31 state legislative by-election which will be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in the state
Having lost to the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the 2019 general elections, the APC in Zamfara has been engulfed in crisis about who controls its structures. The development led to the emergence of two factions being headed by Senator Kabiru Marafa and Abdullaziz Yari.
While addressing newsmen at a conference yesterday in Abuja at the national Secretariat of the APC, the leader of the party said it was necessary for the national leadership of the party to intervene in the crisis before the October 31, 2020, concurrent legislative by-election in the state.
The group said a letter had been written to the care taker commitee, soliciting for intervention and help for the party to regain the state.
In the letter dated August 20, 2020, signed by Chairman and Secretary of the group Hon. Salisu Isah Gusau and Barr. Auwal Ahmad Nahuche respectively and rightly addressed to the Chairman, Caretaker Committee, the group expressed fears that the lingering crisis could result into a string of future electoral losses for the party.
Part of the letter read; “With all sense of humility and due respect to all our party leaders and members at national, regional and state levels; we deem it fit to re-awaken all of us to the clarion call to rescue our hard-earned and united, peaceful and great party, the APC from banishment in the state”.
“Dear APC leaders, we the above-named forum have examined and reviewed what happened to APC in Zamfara state that culminated into what we described as cold coup and snatching of power from our great party and allocating same to generally rejected unpopular candidates from our opposition using the legal apparatus.
“It may interest you to know that since 1999 till date, our great party, APP to ANPP to APC has never lost elections in the state and it is not unconnected with the successful leadership succession of the party and ability to resolve any intraparty conflict arising mostly from congresses and conventions.”
In a related development sometimes last week, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said that the outcome of the ongoing reconcilatory initiative of the party will shock the country’s political space with massive return of former aggrieved and unwilling members who went to other political parties.
The National Caretaker Committee Chairman said as soon as his committee was inuagurated, he initiated some peace building and true reconciliation mechanism that was designed to give every member a sense of belonging.
The chairman who recalled the unfortunate incidences that had bedeviled the party in recent past and had threatened its existence had advised members of the reconciliation commitee to reconcile aggrieved members and groups within the party in the spirit of the ongoing reconciliation efforts by the caretaker committee.