SENATOR Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) and governor, Nasir El-rufai, have disagreed on the conduct of the ward congresses of their party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), across the state.
While the lawmaker is of the opinion that what transpired on the Saturday event was not the party’s ward congress, the governor said the event was successfully held across various wards in the state.
The APC held congresses across the 36 states and Abuja on Saturday.
However, some of the congresses were mired in controversies and violence in some states.
Reacting through his Facebook timeline, Sani said the congresses was not held in his state.
“APC ward Congresses NEVER took place in Kaduna state.” he said.
“Our political, Legal and media team were on the ground in all the 23 Local Governments in the state.
“Any “List” written in the Lavatory and presented or any form of “Affirmation” will suffer legitimacy, legal and credibility setbacks.Make no mistake about it.
“Whatever is built on the sand ‘will end in the sand.’We can’t claim change and end up short changing.
“We have cases of elected people removed from their seat as a result of faulty congresses.NO WARD CONGRESSES TOOK PLACE IN KADUNA STATE,” Sani added.
On his part, El-rufai said the congresses took place across the state and that he participated at his Ungwan Sarki ward.
He stated this in a statement by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, on Saturday.
While applauding the “orderly conduct of congresses held to elect ward officials for the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state,” the governor said, “I am receiving reports from all the 255 wards showing that the new APC leadership in the wards are emerging in a peaceful and orderly manner. It is an impressive exercise in democracy at the local level.”
“There are no adverse reports from any part of the state. The reports indicate that things are going well. All the stakeholders are working together to bring about a strong leadership for the party at the ward level.
“The Kaduna APC will continue to wax stronger as a united party, whose members are loyal to its constitution, and are committed to the goal of serving our people,” he said.