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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

APC Panel to Resolve Kwankwaso, Ganduje’s Fight

The All Progressives Congress has set up a three-man panel to resolve the crisis in the Kano State chapter of the party.

Governor  Abdullahi Ganduje has been locked in a fierce battle with  his predecessor Rabiu Kwankwaso over the control of the APC in the state.
But the  National Chairman of the party  Chief John Odigie-Oyegun says  the  APC National Secretary Mai Mala Buni;  National Organising Secretary Osita Izunaso; and  Vice-Chairman Lawan Shuiabu (North) had been mandated to  resolve the crisis.
Odigie-Oyegun  said this while responding to a presentation by a delegation of the party from Kano at the national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday.
The former Edo State governor  said, “We have only one governor in Kano State, there is no doubt about this. It is in our interest that the challenge between this two of our leaders does not degenerate further.
“It is important for the party’s  leadership in Kano to be united behind the governor,  especially now that resources are very, very lean.
“Let me warn that the greatest disservice we can do to ourselves is to have internal wars,  especially in a state as crucial as Kano.”
Spokesman for the party in the state,  Bashir Karaye, in  a presentation on behalf of the delegation of over 100 elected and appointed party members including senators, House of Representatives members, state House of Assembly members, Commissioners and Special Advisers from Kano, condemned  Kwankwaso’s behaviour  during his last visit to the state.
According to Karaye, while many people within and outside the state  condole with  the governor over  the death of his mother, Kwankwaso even refused to visit him.
 He said, “Sadly and unfortunately, the purported visit by Senator  Kwankwaso was to say the least a misnomer to cultural and religious norms and had assaulted the person of the governor and his government.”
Meanwhile, governors from the North-West held a closed-door meeting at the Maitama residence of Kwankwaso late on Monday  in a bid to reconcile the senator with  the governor.
 Although both men attended the meeting  and posed for photographs afterwards,  none of them  spoke to reporters.

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