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3 Kano Senators, 4 Reps move to take over APC from Ganduje

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The entire three Kano senators — Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano South), Ibrahim Shekarau (APC-Kano Central) and Barau Jibrin (APC-Kano North) — have teamed up with some members of the House of Representatives to take control of the ruling party in the state in the forthcoming congress.

The members, led by the chairman House Committee on Security, Sha’aban Sharada (APC-Kano Municipal), are Tijjani Jobe (APC-Dawakin Tofa/Tofa/Rimingado); Haruna Dederi (APC-Karaye/Rogo) and; Nasiru Auduwa (APC-Gabasawa/Gezawa).

The three senators and four members met on Tuesday at the Asokoro residence of former governor of state, Ibrahim Shekarau.

Insiders said the meeting borders on how the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, cornered state resources and party affairs for himself and his family and the need to salvage the state and the party from his grip.

A source who preferred not to be named said the senators and the House of Reps members also raised concerns on alleged corruption and mismanagement of public resources in the state.

According to the source, the parliamentarians also strategized on how to take the control of the party in the state in the forthcoming congress.

It was learned that the second meeting would be held again today at the same venue.

Sources told POLITICS DIGEST that during the ward and local government congresses, the three senators were edged out of the political equation as they were either denied or given insignificant stake in the formation of the party structures at the grassroots.

This newspaper learnt that Mr Ganduje is currently facing tough political battles, with the party leadership at the national level showing inclination towards a parallel ward and local government congresses conducted by a faction of the party.

There is also insinuation that Mr Ganduje’s political arch-enemy and former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, may join the party.

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Any parallel APC congress in Kano illegal- Ganduje

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Gov Ganduje While casting his vote at APC Congress in Kano

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has declared that any other state congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC, not the one being held at Sani Abacha Stadium on Saturday in the state is illegal.

There are rumours making the rounds that a faction of the APC, led by former governor and serving senator, Ibrahim Shekarau, is holding parallel congress somewhere else in the state.

Speaking at the venue of the congress on Saturday, Mr Ganduje said “some disgruntled elements may hold another congress somewhere else.”

He added that “as far as APC is concerned, the Congress being held today, at this venue is the recognised by the national body.

” The information we have is that the only APC Congress is the one taking 0lace now, at this venue. This venue is the 0lave where APC Congress is holding,” said Mr Ganduje.

He urged the part members to be of good conduct and ensure a hitch-free exercise.

Our reporter observed that the voting exercise had started at about 10:30am, commencing with Dawakin Tofa Local Government area where Mr Ganduje hailed from.

From all indication, Mr Abbas would emerge as winner of the congress because he was a consensus candidate.

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APC Gombe state Congress: 36 executives elected by 712 delegates

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Thirty-six (36) All Progressives Congress (APC) Gombe state Executives have been elected through voice affirmation from 712 delegates, to pilot the activities of the party.

The election was held through consensus at the Pantami Stadium on Saturday with top party stalwarts present at the venue.

The Committee Chairman for the Conduct of Congresses in Gombe State, Mr Danjuma Dabo, said due screening was done to ensure credibility in the process as mandated by the party at the national level.

Dabo explained that 784 delegates were expected for the congress but 712 delegates were screened and duly accredited for the process.

He said since the party had ensured justice and fair play in all the processes leading to all congresses in the state, they had not received complaints so far about the whole exercise.

He commended party members for the peaceful congresses while advising that anyone who may have grievances or complaints could approach party appeal committee to lodge their complaints.

On his part, Gov Inuwa Yahaya commended the committee and members of his party for the peaceful congresses throughout the exercise.

Yahaya stated that the transparency and all inclusiveness of the process played a huge role in the peaceful process while calling for more patience and understanding from members.

Going into the 2023 general elections, the governor said by the congresses held in the state, Gombe APC is ready for victory and would remain in power.

He stated that the party is not afraid of any opposition; “We are rock solid. I don’t doubt the loyalty of our party men and I urge them to do more because that is the unifying force.”

He said with the calibre of persons elected as party executives, he is confident that they will steer the affairs of Gombe APC to the next level.

In his speech, the newly-elected chairman, Mr Nitte Amangal, thanked members of the party for electing them to serve the party. He assured that they would do their best to ensure victory for APC in the 2023 elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Baba Abuja and Abubakar Umar were elected deputy chairman and secretary respectively.

NAN also report that the state Congress was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). (NAN)

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Atiku Abubakar, Gov. Fintiri, 2,612 delegates vote at Adamawa PDP Congress

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Adamawa’s Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri casted their votes in Yola on Saturday as the nationwide Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) states congresses went underway.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 2,614 delegates drawn from the 21 Local government areas of Adamawa are participating at the congress.

Speaking, shortly before the election, Bayelsa’s Gov. Diri Duoye, the returning officer, expressed satisfaction at the way the congress was organised.

Duoye, who is also the Deputy National Chairman, Convention Committee of the party, said due process of the party’s constitution was followed in the dissolution of the past state executive organs.

“The National Committee is very impressed and appreciates the way members organised themselves for the conduct of the congress.

“This shows that PDP is always united as one family to overcome all challenges facing the party amicably,’’ Duoye said.

He urged delegates and supporting members of the party to exhibit true democracy during and after the congress as the party was warming up to reclaim its mandates at the 2023 general elections.

In his remarks shortly after casting his votes, Gov. Fintiri said that what transpired was the peak of democracy being exhibited by the party’s members.

“I am happy because the election process was peaceful and our people are happy that we are electing new leaders of the party at the state level.

“The organised election will pave way for good leadership in the state and pave the way for the party in 2023 to continue with good leadership that provided dividends of democracy,’’ Fintiri said. (NAN)

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