Influential APC Governor Moves To End Rift Between Ganduje, Shekarau Ahead of Party's Convention

Influential APC Governor Moves To End Rift Between Ganduje, Shekarau Ahead of Party's Convention

  • The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to reconcile the two different factions of the party in Kano state
  • The factions are being led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and a former governor of Kano state, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau
  • A reconciliation committee established by the party would be led by Governor Mai Mala Buni and his colleague in Jigawa state, Mohammed Abubakar

Ahead of its national convention, the ruling All Progressives Congress party has inaugurated a reconciliatory team to settle the political difference in the Kano state chapter of the party.

Leadership reports that the team led by the governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni would ensure reconciliation between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Senator Ibrahim Shekarau.

Governor Ganduje and Senator Shekarau, who was a former governor of Kano state have continued to fight over who leads the party in the state thereby leaving room for factions within the APC.

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Governor Buni will lead the reconciliation team that would end the APC crisis in Kano state Photo: Mai Mala Buni
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Recently, Shekarau had accused the incumbent Kano state governor of highhandedness in steering the affairs of the APC in Kao state.

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To ensure that the process is secured, the Jigawa state governor, Mohammed Abubakar would be working with Buni, the APC caretaker committee to seal the deal.

Expected judgement on Kano APC crisis

The Punch reports that this reconciliation process follows a judgement set to be delivered by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division on the legality of an FCT High Court ruling that recognised Ahmadu Haruna Danzago’s executive as a duly elected state party executive.

Speaking on the reconciliation process, Governor Abubakar said that both factions of APC in Kano state have shown readiness to reconcile.

He said the committee would work together while expressing respect for one another and promising to carry out the activities of the party.

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Trouble for APC in the northern state as prominent lawmaker defects to PDP

The APC has lost one of its prominent members in Gombe state, Yahaya Fatuba, to the Peoples Democratic Party.

The defection of David was announced by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

In the letter read by the speaker, on the floor of the House, Fatuba cited the crisis in the ruling party as the reason for his exit.

APC convention: Buni’s CECPC in closed-door meeting over sub-committees

Major stakeholders of the ruling APC are currently in a crucial meeting regarding the party's national convention.

It was gathered that the committee is planning to bring in the former aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode to play a crucial role in the convention.

Earlier, APC fixed Saturday, February 26, for its national convention, after a series of consultations with major stakeholders


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