Idibia Gabriel, Kaduna.
Barely two days after the suspension of the Senator representing Kaduna Central, at the Upper chamber, Senator Shehu Sani, by the All Progressives Congress (APC), the state branch, another round of crisis may have crept into the leadership of the party in the state.
Findings revealed that one Alhaji Danladi Wada has declared himself as the substantive State Deputy Chairman of the party saying, whoever is parading himself as such is an impostor.
Wada, in a press statement signed by himself and made available to the media in Kaduna stated that sometimes in June 2014 , he contested along with other party members after rigorous screening and payment of forms as stipulated by the party guidelines and roles for the office of the state deputy chairman.
He stated that, he was thereafter elected to the same position which made him member, State Chapter of Executive committee of the party.
Alhaji Wada further stated following his election as state deputy chairman, he and others on the same day were presented certificates of return by the returning officer, Col. Abdullahi (rtd).
“Due to our political differences in the party, I was not allowed to operate or perform my duties as a member of the State Exco of APC, instead, one Shu’aibu Idris who, to the best of my knowledge, never participated in the said election, had been imposed on the party as the deputy chairman.
“It is legal and logical in accordance to the party constitution that I assume the position of Acting Chairman of the party when the substantive chairman resign and contest along with El-Rufai as his deputy governor.
“It is at this juncture I want to draw your attention to a purported claim by Alhaji Shu’aibu idris parading himself as the deputy chairman is illegal, and further more he should desist from doing such.
“Shu’aibu Idris, though imposed as the acting chairman, yet he could not have access to the financial transactions of the party. He did not sign cheques of the party. We are hereby calling on Sterling Bank of which the party operates to stop any transaction on behalf of the party by these fictitious and purported elements.
“This impunity must stop in APC Kaduna state and allow legitimate elected officials to operate their statutory functions as the state executives of the APC,” the statement reads.
Alhaji Wada further added that all the claims made by him can be verify from the National Secretariat of APC or INEC office in other to ascertain who won the elections, and whose suppose to be the state acting chairman. He also call on party faithful and stakeholders to verify from the Sterling Bank who signs APC cheques in Kaduna state to know that the act being perpetrated is a gross violation of the party constitution.
In his word: “What we are having today as APC State Exco is a Kangaroo, a rubber stamp and also an appendage of the state government”.