ROW OVER SACK OF CPC EXCOS IN BAUCHI
INDICATIONS have emerged that the newly formed Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) may have ran into troubled waters as the recent dissolution of the Alhaji Shehu Barau Ningi-led executive in Bauchi State has opened a floodgate of protests and misgivings.
It was gathered that the sacked leadership has remained adamant over the sudden change and that despite the fact that the party has opened its state secretariat some months ago, there was also a fresh move by the newly appointed leadership under Alhaji Karamba Ibrahim to get a new office following the refusal of the former executive to vacate office.
The Guardian confirmed that the development has led to intervention of the state Police Commissioner who was said to have summoned the two factions for discussion.
A source close to the embattled executive of the party said the re-organisation was not done in good faith but was rather aimed at destabilising the party at the state level, so as to lose concentration ahead of the forthcoming polls.
According to him, 'the purported new chairman of CPC, Alhaji Karamba Ibrahim, is never a politician. He is just one of the few people planted by the PDP government in the state to unleash crisis and disunity within our party, so as to have an easy ride during the next election. They are not comfortable with Ningi, a politician with vast knowledge who was the state secretary of the ANPP that defeated the PDP government in 2007'.
Reacting over the issue, the embattled co-ordinator in the state, Ningi, said as far as he was the concerned, the former executive under his leadership still remain. He blamed some executives at the national level for fuelling the crisis by trying to do injustice to the party executives in the state.
Ningi called on members of the party to disregard the statement said to have been released by one Mr. Dennis Abanya as such statement did not get the consent or support of the national executive council of the party.
'I will continue to contribute towards sustaining structures of the party earlier established under his leadership', he assured, adding that the CPC will pull surprises during the forthcoming general elections in the state.