The Zamfara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the authors of a statement published by some media houses against some governors of the governing party, on Thursday, as disgruntled members.
The party, in a statement titled, “Re: Attitude of some APC governors towards destroying party worrisome, Group complains”, signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf Idris Gusau, copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER, dismissed the statement as a malicious and unwarranted provocation.
He said the statement “emanated from some disgruntled former members of the APC and so-called elders of the state under the conscripted chairmanship of Alhaji Ibrahim Nabature.
He, however, stated the truth of the matter, urging the general public to note as follows:
“That the group has no standing in Zamfara, thus it was never in existence except for the purpose of creating disunity in the APC by those who chose to tow the path of disharmony and making frantic efforts in their last lap to (in their wild thoughts) destroy the APC.
“At the local level in Zamfara, these people have faught tooth and nail to deny the peace loving governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle from defecting from his former political party, the PDP to the APC for their selfish fear that their bread-winner and former governor Abdulaziz Yari will cease to be the APC leader as the position automatically shifted to the serving governor of the party in the state.
“Having failed in their home state, they attacked the APC Extra-ordinary Convention Committee Chairman and governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni by challenging his position as the convention committee chairman up to the Supreme Court where they also lost but at the same time, they were partnering with the PDP to see how they will bring these leaders and the party down.
“Lastly, the same group of political touts now went out to fight the governors of Jigawa and Kebbi states in addition to that of Yobe by addressing them as the ones trying to bring down the party, forgetting that even when the APC was in crisis in Zamfara, these same gentlemen governors made serious efforts to resolve them.
“As for Mai Mala Buni, they are shameless to recognize that it is under his good and focussed leadership that three governors with thousands of their followers left their former political parties to the APC which had never happened in the nation’s political history within such a short period of time.
“Even at these, the self acclaimed concerned persons do not have any concern for the APC when they are seen everywhere working with the opposition PDP and sending bad signals to the APC.
“They are at the moment, not APC members having deliberately refused to revalidate their membership including their mentor, ex governor Yari.
“They don’t have any stake in the APC but they are looking for relevance so that they can have access to the party when they come with their destructive arsenals,” he said.
Gusau said, “We wish to emphatically call on the APC national leadership to know the game plans of these treacherous persons whose loyalty in the APC have since been self destroyed and are working towards going down with the party should they be given the chance,” the APC Zamfara State Spokesman said.