- The Sokoto state chapter of the APC has disowned an aspirant, Senator Abubakar Gada, on its platform
- The aspirant has reportedly purchased nomination forms to the governorship primary election
- The state chairman of the party, however, said Senator Gada is not a card-carrying member of the party
The Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disclaimed Senator Abubakar Gada, who had reportedly purchased nomination forms to contest the governorship primary election.
In a statement issued on Sunday, September 16, by the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Isah Achida, the party chairman claimed Senator Gada was not a card-carrying member of the party, The Punch reports.
He said: “The Sokoto state branch of the APC wishes to state categorically that as far as the APC Sokoto is concerned, Senator Abubakar Gada, is not a card-carrying member of the APC.
“Even if he carries any APC card, we doubt its authenticity and may have been fraudulently acquired, because it is nowhere in our records. The last we heard of him in Sokoto State politics was in 2011 when he made a failed attempt to run for the Senate.
“He has never participated in any meetings or activities of the APC in Sokoto state, neither has he ever attended any stakeholders meeting hosted by the Sokoto state chapter of the APC,” the statement read.
But in his reaction through his media assistant, Uche Nnaji, Senator Gada dismissed Achida’s response to his aspiration as panicky, cowardice and serious anti-party.
“As to whether Gada is an APC member presently is a question only for the weak-minded and therefore not worth any response,” Uche told our correspondent.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a governorship aspirant of the APC in Lagos, Jide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday, September 16, said he had a strong conviction that God had prepared him to be the next governor of the state.
Sanwo-Olu made the statement at Lagos City Hall while speaking at the formal launch of his governorship bid.
Members of the National Assembly , council chairmen and other chieftains were reportedly at the declaration.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa, former minister, Ademola Seriki, a federal lawmaker, Mr Rotimi Agunsoye were among those present.
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