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Congress: Crisis brews in Bauchi APC as members reject imposition of chairman, others

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Fresh crisis is looming in the Bauchi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the emergence of its State chairman and other officials.

DAILY POST reliably learnt that members are poised for a showdown with top party men, including a former Speaker, Right Honourable Yakubu Dogara and Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, over imposition of party officials.

The situation has led to a palpable tension among members of the opposition party in the State following the secrecy and cover-up that highlighted the party’s Saturday’s State congress.

There was tight security at the party’s State secretariat located on Maiduguri road in Bauchi metropolis to prevent any untoward event.

A source informed DAILY POST on Saturday that party leaders in the State were holding a meeting with stakeholders on the way forward.

The meeting, according to the source, was summoned to iron out certain grey areas over who got what in the State executive council of the party in order to avoid any potential crisis.

It was gathered that while Malam Adamu, who is the leader of the party in the State was insisting on his anointed candidate becoming the next party chairman, members rejected a candidate brought forward by Dogara.

It was further learnt that Adamu’s preferred candidate was not being accepted by majority of members who alleged that he was not an active member of the party, which lost power in the state in 2019.

Another source informed that a faction of the party is seeking continuation in office for the outgoing incumbent caretaker chairman, Alhaji Uba Nana, which is being opposed by many party members.

Those opposed to Nana’s emergence as substantive chairman of the party based their opposition on the ground that he was in office when crisis hit APC in the build up to the 2019 general election, which saw some chieftain leaving the party and its eventual ouster from government by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A member of the outgoing caretaker committee of the party, who spoke with journalists on condition of anonymity, said that party leaders were doing everything possible to avoid another round of crisis.

When asked what the leaders were doing, the outgoing official simply said, “What we are doing is a top secret of the party. As soon as we are done, we will let you know what we want you to know.”

DAILY POST had reported on Saturday that a party stalwart, Alhaji Sunusi Baba Takko, advised the party to ensure fairness, equity and justice in the conduct of its state congress with a view to avoiding a repeat of ugly experience in the party.

According to him, only fair play, justice and level playing ground for all contestants would enable APC to be well positioned ahead of the 2023 electives for to wrestle power from the PDP.

“All stakeholders of our great party must play politics of inclusiveness if we must win in 2023 and beyond. Unity of purpose should be our watchword because a house divided against itself cannot stand,” Baba Takko declared.

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