APC national leadership urges APC Kaduna to embrace dialogue

By The Citizen

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday urged the Kaduna State chapter to embrace dialogue in resolving crisis, following the alleged suspension of Senator Shehu Sani.

It warned against insubordination, saying it had consequences.

'The party will not accept any act that will lead to the loss of any of its prominent members.'

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank, said the decision of the Northwest Zonal Vice Chairman, Inuwa Abdulkadir, reflected the position of the national leadership of the party in the controversial suspension of Senator Sani by the Kaduna State chapter.

He said Abdulkadir was mandated by the National Working Committee to resolve the crisis.

After a meeting with party stakeholders in Kaduna last Monday, the Northwest zonal vice chairman announced that the suspension of Senator Sani was null and void, a move that did not go down well with the state chapter, which said the lawmaker's suspension remained valid.

The Kaduna State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Salisu Tanko Wusono, faulted Abdulkadir for lifting the suspension, saying he acted without the consent of the national leadership, contrary to Section 21 of the APC constitution.

Frank said the action of the zonal vice chairman was in line with the party constitution and in accordance with the directive of the national leadership, which wanted an amicable resolution of the crisis.

He warned the state chapter to desist from making further utterances on Sani's purported suspension, as the decision of the zonal chairman was the position of the national leadership, which must be respected.

Frank asked them to desist forthwith from further actions, which might tend to embarrass the party.

'The position taken by Abdulkadir subsists and has the backing of the national body. It is pertinent that party stakeholders and members take note of this and submit to the will of the party, no matter their interests.

'Instead of sowing seeds of discord, we must foster unity. All hands must be on deck to achieve this.'