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Party Chairman: Kaduna Dep Gov Holds APC To Ransom…Office Deserted

The decision of Kaduna deputy governor to hold tight to the position of state chair of the All Progressive Congress has started to ruffle feathers in the party

The Deputy governor of Kaduna State, Arc Bananas Balla Bantex, has continued to retain the position of state Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), even after his election as deputy governor of the state, thereby holding the party to ransom.

The party Secretariat located at Ali Akilu Road is perpetually under padlock and deserted. The Union gathered from the security man (name withheld) that only the admin secretary attend the office once in a blue moon. Party sources said the party leaders deliberately refused to handover the party chairman ship to the Vice Chairman for his lack of formal education and inability to speak English.

We also learnt that the party account was freezed immediately after May 2015 elections, which made the state party treasurer, Abu El-Diya, and the Secretary to abandon the office also based on instruction by leaders of the party not to touch the money left in the account.

In addition, no money or checkoff due has been remitted to the party secretariat for the executive to run the office since after elections were conducted. “It’s against the party constitution but we are afraid to talk for fear of victimization”, said a party official who pleaded anonymity. A security man however confided that party leaders promised to conduct election for the position of Chairman after Sallah.

But The Union findings revealed that there was indication that elections will be conducted immediately Sallah as claimed All effort to get in touch with the party officials failed, as they secretariat was all the time lock up. However, dependable source said the vice was also denied acting capacity, as the governors media aides, Muyiwa Adekeye and Samuel Aruwan neither pick their calls for clarifications nor return text messages.

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