From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Chairman of Reformed All Progressive Congress R-APC, Alhaji Sani Shehu Sanin Malam has explained that they are asking for Justice and fairness from the new leadership of All Progressives Congress over the conduct of last party congresses in 23 states of the federation.
Sani Stated this while interacting with reporters yesterday in Bauchi.
According to him, “During the recent congresses there were complained in 23 out of the 36 states of the federation and , the appeal committee and the national leadership of the party are yet to address the series of complained before which forced some of the members to seek for Justice in court and gave birth to R-APC.
He justified their action was a wakeup call and enough signal for the APC to redouble its efforts close ranks and address members concern ahead of 2019 election since no election was conducted during the recent party congresses.
Sani said ignoring members complained by the ruling party are part of the reform they intend to do and as a responsible political party that wants its membership to grow, losing any member to another party calls for concern but if they refused they should be ready to face the future consequences that may come the outcome of their separate court cases may affect presidential election even after inauguration.
He said they have started inaugurating the state council of the R-APC and they will do it separately from one zone to another; since they have the support of Nigerians they will work assiduously to succeed.
In a swift reaction A chieftain of All Progressives Congress and strong Supporter of President Buhari, Alhaji Aliyu Saidu Abubakar (khalifa n Buhari ) said the issue of R-APC and the new Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) cannot stop President Muhammadu Buhari`s re-election in 2019.
Aliyu said, their action justified the words and actions to show that corruption is fighting Buhari back since he is fighting corrupt practices, it shows that the coalition was a gang up of the political class, who were not comfortable with the feat recorded by Buhari, especially in the fight against corruption
He said they should remember , that Buhari came to power on the goodwill of the people, adding that he would still leverage on that given the achievements recorded so far.
Aliyu said “the electorates in Nigeria or majority of voters they have confidence on Buhari and his ability to rescue the country and they are still willing to vote for him and the president is counting on their support to be re-elected in 2019 and all of you are witnessed to that when you see the amount of love shown through the mammoth crowd that normally greeted his visits to many parts of the country in recent time is a pointer to his acceptance in spite of all the antics by the opposition,”
He said free and fair congresses was conducted in Bauchi State and R-APC members just ordinary members who are not popular they can’t even won’ a polling unit in their center.