Bauchi APC breaks into 2
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Leadership crisis has hit the Bauchi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a faction of the party suspended the state chairman, Alhaji Uba Ahmad Nana and his executive.
The leader of the faction group, Alhaji Rabiu Danbaba, who is the APC chairman of Bauchi Local Government Area, said that the suspended executive council was imposed on the party by the former governor, Alhaji Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar to enable him to achieve his aim of re-election.
Danbaba said that the imposed executive contributed to the failure of the party in the last general election in the state, lamenting that since then, APC has remained in limbo.
He added: “As far as we are concerned, we have dissolved the state Executive Council led by Uba Nana while Alhaji Aminu Naborno is now the state chairman of the APC in Bauchi State pending the conduct of congress.”
Also speaking, Alhaji Ibrahim Ago, who introduced himself as the national delegate of the party said that the Uba Nana led executives have demonstrated lack of focus, ineptitude and inability to lead the party at a time like this.
Ago also alleged that the leadership is romancing with the PDP led-administration in the state, a development that has weakened the strength of the opposition in the state coupled with lack of direction for the party.
In his reaction, the suspended chairman of the party Uba Ahmad Nana said that the action and statement of the APC were illegal.
He said that the party has its leaders and is backed with its constitution, hence, the need for party members to refer to the document before acting.
Nana further dismissed the statement of the faction, adding that it is void and invalid.