A group, ‘Concerned Members of the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) in Bauchi state, on Monday, refuted purported conflict within the party hierarchy following the suspension of the party Chairman, Babayo Misau, a couple of days ago due to anti-party activities.
The group refuted the claim in Bauchi while addressing newsmen through its spokesperson, Hon. Isa Matori.
The group, however, called on all members of the APC in the state to be reunited, adding that the party would bounce back stronger even though it lost the governorship election and failed to form a majority at the state House of Assembly.
It further stated that even though the APC Gubernatorial candidate, former Chief of Air Staff, Saddique Abubakar lost during the election, it was still hopeful that he would reclaim his mandate at the election tribunal.
“No crisis has rocked the party as a result of a call by some members of the party to suspend the state chairman due to anti-party activities.
“The party only had some minor misunderstanding which is common in any political party in a democratic setting.
The group also explained that all the congresses that were held to produce executive members of the party in the state were singlehandedly sponsored by Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, adding that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government was afraid of losing out during the local government elections, hence, its selection of LG council chairmen who did not contest any election.
“Some of you know the truth of what happened during the last governorship election in the state. They said that our candidate lost the election, but we did not lose the election.
“In light of this, we the APC concerned members in the state are calling on our members that this is not the time for the trading of blames, rather it is time to be more united than before so that we can pursue our case to a logical conclusion.
“There is no need for us to fight because of anything, we are all equal members of the party. Mallam Adamu Adamu supported all the candidates that contested under the platform of the party with financial support, so because of that reason, we should reunite and be one family.
“We do not regard anybody as an outsider as long as you are a member of APC. What we need from everybody now, is a total commitment to the party,” said the group.
It called on every member of the party to be more patient, committed and remain loyal so that the party could emerge successful when the case is mentioned at the election tribunal.