Some of members the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state under the auspices of True APC (AKIDA) have blamed hired agents for being behind the purported plans to expel Senator Shehu Sani from the party.
The group in a statement issued on Tuesday, May 24, by its spokesperson, Murtala Abubakar, alleged that the APC in Kaduna state has been hijacked by a clique that believes it owns its loyalty to the governor of the state, Daily Post reports.
The party members said this believe had resulted in abuse of power, lack of decorum and impunity in the party in the state.
It said: ”We wish to state clearly that the people engineering this crisis in the party are hire agents parading themselves as acting this and that , commissioned by external forces to put the party in perpetual state of crisis with the aim of placing our party in severe disrepute and our members in a state of intense grief and confusion.
“We reiterate that no person shall exercise power outside the party’s constitution. People claiming power, including power to query or discipline members should not themselves be holding power that are illegal.
“The right to free speech, to hold and express opinions are fundamental rights which our party should uphold, rather than breach. Every member should be free to express opinion on governance at all levels, subject to the provision of our party constitution.”
The group regretted that the national leadership of the party had failed to heed its advice to bring an immediate end to the drift in the Kano APC.
It however expressed the resolve to ensure the party stays to its ideals and commitments.
Meanwhile, the lasting rift between Shehu Sani, a Nigerian senator, and the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, may have been resolved as the governor paid him a condolence visit Tuesday morning, May 24.
Recently, the two politicians had engaged themselves in a war of words with the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kaduna state chapter threatening to kick out Sani for his opposition to the recent fuel pump price increase.
But in his reaction to the threat, Sani, through his special adviser on politics and ideology, Suleiman Ahmed, described the APC’s threat as the hallucination of a barely educated ogogoro drinker.