- APC faction loyal to Rabiu Kwankwaso conducts separate congresses in 484 wards of Kano state
- Spokesperson to the former governor accuses the media of not covering their congress
- Umar Bago says new strategies must be deployed in APC ward congress to win back the heart of the people
A former governor of Kano state and senator representing Kano central, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and the deputy governor of the state, Hafiz Abubakar, reportedly boycotted the All Progressives Congress (APC) Saturday, May 5, ward congress.
Premium Times reports that while the ward congress at Madobi, the local government of Kwankwaso was supervised by the Kano state commissioner for rural and community development, Musa Kwankwaso, the media aide to the former governor, Binta Sipikin, said party members loyal to Rabiu Kwankwaso, conducted separate congresses in 484 wards of Kano state.
The aide said the faction was now compiling the result for onward submission to the APC national headquarters and accused the media of not covering their congress.
The newspaper stated that the Kano state deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar, was absent at his ward in Mandawari ward of Gwale local government area.
Though, there was speculation that he is a loyalist of Kwankwaso, Abubakar has not officially provided any reason for his boycott of the congress.
Meanwhile, Rep. Umar Bago (APC-Chanchaga) on Sunday, May 6 declared that the All Progressive Party (APC) ward congress was an eye-opener to members of the party and served as a great lesson.
Bago, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, said the congress indicated that new strategies must be deployed to win back the heart of the people.
Bago explained that the congress serve as a reminder for the party to re-strategise and put it house in order for the overall growth of the party at the grassroots level.
He said that the congress showed there was a huge gap between the elected representatives and the electorates.
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