Stakeholders comprising 14 Local Government Sole Administrators, Area Development Council Administrators, Special Advisers’ Forum and a delegation from Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara state today declared as non-existent, any faction of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
In a statement Signed by Yusuf Idris Gusau
APC Publicity Secretary Zamfara State that made available to journalist revealed that
They jointly made the declaration during a solidarity visit on the newly inaugurated leadership of APC in the state under the Chairmanship of Tukur Umar Danfulani at the state party Secretariat along Sokoto by-pass road, Gusau.
The party chieftains from the grassroots of the state called on the state leadership to disregard all those claiming to have factionalized the party in the state pointing out that a faction will only exist if it has bases either at the state or national levels of the party.
They explained that since the National Secretariat of the party asked members to revalidate their membership, anyone who failed to respect and abide by that instruction should not claim any right in the party because the membership of such persons will be hanging.
They also observed that as members or leaders of the party who enjoyed support and respect of their subordinates in the past, those trying to factionalize the party at the moment should realize their time in those positions are over and respect those presently in position of authority as provided by the party constitution.
Accordingly they said, if such persons do not abide by the party hiararchy and constitution, they do not deserve the respect of genuine members and of those in authority.
They reiterated their commitment to the party and recognized the position of the governor as the party leader in the state with Honourable Tukur Umar Danfulani and his executive members and the chairman and leaders of the party.
The 14 local government sole administrators were led by Honourable Salisu Dangulbi, the Area Development Administrators were led by Honourable Kabiru A. Umar Jangebe while the Special Advisers’ Forum was led by Honourable Ibrahim Ma’aji and the Bungudu local government delegates came through their sole administrator, Honourable Muhammadu Maiturare Sadiq.
Similarly, nine other groups and associations were also at the party’s state Headquarters to express their support and solidarity to the new party leaders.
The groups and associations included Mahdin Matawalle Foundation, Kungiyar Zaman Lafiya, Matawalle Religious Committee, Matawalle Akida and Kanikawa Makwabtan Party.
Others were Young Progressives Party, Kungiyan Malaman Damba, Kungiyan Malaman Bungudu ta Kudu and Kungiyan Al’umman Chakal.
Receiving all the visitors, Chairman of the party, Honourable Tukur Umar Danfulani expressed happiness and assured to continue to be fair to all members of the party and the general public.
The chairman restated the commitment of the state executive members in remaining solidly behind the leader of the party in the state, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle with support and prayers so that he can deliver his best to the state and its good citizens.
Danfulani urged them to continue to pray for the success of the Matawalle-led administration and the APC leadership at both the state and national levels.
Those present during the solidarity visit included Deputy Chairman, Alhaji Hassan Marafa Damri, Secretary, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Dangaladima, Treasurer, Alhaji Ibrahim Adamu B/Magaji, Organising Secretary, Alhaji Bashir Ahmad, Welfare Secretary, Alhaji Bashir Idris Ataka, Youth leader, Alhaji Musa Ardo, Assistant Publicity Secretary, Junaidu Attahiru, and Assistant Welfare Secretary, Alhaji Shehu J Muhammad