- The APC Katsina chapter has threatened to sanction some of President Muhammadu Buhari’s associates and appointees
- The individuals have been accused of attempting to upturn Gov Aminu Masari’s victory at the Appeal Court by supporting the PDP’s governorship candidate
- The party chapter warned that it would not fold its hands and allow the “Abuja APC cabals” to sabotage it
- Governor Aminu Masari also lamented that he has been battling with legal issues orchestrated by enemies of his government since he assumed office
- Masari warned party supporters in the state to stay away from inflammatory statements that would bring disharmony into the party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Katsina state chapter has threatened to sanction some of President Muhammadu Buhari’s associates and appointees.
The state governor, Aminu Masari, has accused some forces within the party of undermining his government, New Telegraph reports.
Legit.ng gathers that some of the individuals who may face disciplinary action over alleged anti-party activities are the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Ahmed Musa Dangiwa and the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman.
Others include Sama’ila Isa Funtua, Mamman Daura, Sani Zangon Daura Musa Haro (Buhari’s nephew) and Sabiu Tunde, the president’s personal assistant.
The individuals have been accused of attempting to upturn Masari’s victory at the Appeal Court by supporting the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election in the state, Senator Yakubu Lado Danmarke.
The party also reportedly warned those it described as disgruntled elements to desist from interfering with Katsina state politics, insisting that if the unnamed individuals failed to heed the admonition, they would be retired from politics.
The party, through its Funtua zonal chairman, Bala Abubakar, following an emergency meeting at the Katsina Government House on Sunday night, October 6, warned that it would not fold its hands and allow the “Abuja APC cabals” to sabotage it.
Abubakar said a committee would be constituted to investigate the unethical and unlawful activities of the accused members and if found guilty, appropriate sanctions would be meted out to them so as to serve as deterrent to others.
He said: “After our investigations, we discovered that there are people within APC that we call Abuja APC cabals who are supporting PDP guber candidate, Yakubu Lado, to win at the tribunal.
“They give him money and take him to places so that he will upturn our victory. We will sanction the Abuja APC cabals who are against the success of Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s administration in the state.
“Anybody whose name appears on the list of the Abuja APC cabals will be dismissed right from the ward level. I want to assure you that we must dismiss these people from the party.”
Also in attendance at the meeting, the state governor lamented that he has been battling with legal issues orchestrated by those he described as enemies of the APC-led government in the state, since he assumed office.
He said: “There is no doubt that we have gone through a court case that doesn’t really disturb us, until at the latter end when some APC members started supporting the PDP candidate to win at the tribunal.
“There are people within APC who think that if there is no Aminu Bello Masari, they can come out and contest the election. These same people went to court, even up to Supreme Court level, challenging my election that it should be nullified.
“Some of them since the 2015 general election, they haven’t come to Katsina. They did not contribute anything to the development of the state, but these are the same people that are using the federal government’s money to fight against us because we know what happened yesterday and what is happening today.
“These same people went and printed two million membership cards during the party primaries to cause chaos and disruption that will get to the national headquarters of the APC where they will use money to get their way.”
Masari, however, noted that there can be no meaningful achievement in an atmosphere of rancor. He warned party supporters in the state to stay away from inflammatory statements that would bring disharmony into the party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that angry youths set two offices of the APC and the house of the secretary to the Katsina state government, Dr Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa, ablaze over incessant banditry attacks on their community.
The action was spurred after bandits attacked the community.
Gambo Isah, the police public relations officer in the state, said 35 suspected persons were arrested while committing the act.
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