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2023: APC Governors Split Over Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition

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“In more than 13 states now, they have more than three leaderships all claiming to be in con­trol of the party. How can they do a convention with parallel leaderships inmost of the states? From the time they had their con­gresses in the states till now, they should have resolved it but up till now, they are not able to do so. By February, they will still have some lingering problems”, he said..



The cracks among the APC governors was evident at the weekend when Governor Kayo­deFayemi of Ekiti and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State both ad­dressed Ahmadu Haruna Zago (Danzago), who belongs to Ibra­him Shekarau faction as Kano APC state chairman.

Two factions of the party in the state had conducted parallel congresses on October 18 but the party endorsed the one conduct­ed by the loyalists of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

The Shekarau’s faction had elected Danzago as chairman while Ganduje’s camp elected Abdullahi Abbas.

The National Appeal Commit­tee set up by the APC later rec­ognised Abbas as the chairman of the party in the state.

Not satisfied with the deci­sion of the party, the faction led by a former governor of the state, who is now a senator, Ibrahim Shekarau, headed to the court, asking for the nullification of the congresses at the ward, local government areas, and state lev­els conducted by the rival faction and uphold its own.

In his ruling, the judge, Hamza Muazu, granted there quests and upheld the congresses conducted by the Shekarau faction.

The judge also made an order restraining the Ganduje faction from appointing a new executive.

Credible sources said the recognition given to Danzago by Fayemi and Badaru was to spite Governor Ganduje, whose candidate was removed by the court.

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