Niger APC crisis: Four members of factional group pledge loyalty to new Executives
At least four members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Niger State chapter factional group that took part in a parallel state congress on Saturday have dumped the group.
They include Alh Mohammed Abubakar Agwara, Shittu Ibrahim, Isiyaku Abubakar Bosso, and Honourable Jauro Mohammed Tafa, who have decided to pledge their loyalty to the newly elected executive led by Hon. Haliru Jinkantoro.
Speaking on the development in Minna, Hon. Shittu Ibrahim, a former local government chairman of the party in Gurara Local Government Area who led the group decried the inclusion of their names on the factional group list as executive members without their consent.
“I am here to debunk the report of my alleged involvement in a parallel congress of my party. I am not aware of any factional group. I am a loyal member of APC and abide by the consensus agreement reached by the stakeholders of my local government.
“I aspired for the position of vice-chairman of zone B, but have stepped down for the consensus candidate and declared my respect and loyalty to the decision of the party,” he insisted.
Another member of the group, Isiyaku Abubakar Bosso, called on the aggrieved group to embrace the consensus arrangement and channel their grievances through due process.
He also called on the new leadership of the party led by Honourable Haliru Zakari Jinkatoro to carry everybody along in running the affairs of the party in the state.
“And I cannot go against the decision of stakeholders of our party. The inclusion of my name in a parallel list is surprising and deceitful. I want to state categorically that I am not in the factional group,” Bosso argued.
It would be recalled that the factional group elected Hon. Nasiru Yusuf Ubandiya as its Chairman Executives after an affirmation by over 1,500 party delegates in attendance.
The group was opposed to the consensus arrangements by the party in the state, hence its decision to hold a factional congress.