Kano All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers have moved to test Governor Abdullahi Gaduje’s strength over the party’s state congresses.
The lawmakers, led by senators, Ibrahim Shekarau (Central), Barau Jibrin (North) and some House of Representatives members are not pleased with the congresses conducted in the state.
They said Ganduje had weakened the party with his manner of leadership.
The lawmakers under the aegis of APC Joint Stakeholders Forum, therefore, petitioned the party, calling for quick intervention.
They rejected the ward and local government congresses, saying all rules were violated in the exercises.
The signatories vowed to resist attempts by the state party executive to ratify the “exclusive and Kangaroo” exercise aimed at “imposing new officers”.
The legislators implored the APC headquarters in Abuja to take decisive steps “to end the destructive tendencies”.
“We assure the national leadership of our support, cooperation and commitment to peaceful resolution of the crisis,” the petition maintained.
Meanwhile, the state Caretaker Chairman, Abdullahi Abbas debunked the lawmakers’ allegations.
He said, “Kano North where Senator Jibrin comes from is under his control, while Kano Central where Senator Shekarau hails from is under his control.
“Governor Ganduje is in charge of the entire Kano, so where are the problems?”, Abbas asked rhetorically.
He also clarified that the Kano State congress were done with the senators full involvement, adding that “even the forthcoming state congress would be done with them”