THE Kaduna chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed the re-elections of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai in 2019.
This is even as the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, apologized to members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state for any offence any government or party official may have caused them in the discharge of their duties.
The APC in the state made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting with party leaders from the 255 electoral wards of the state on Saturday.
The meeting at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Hall, Kaduna was attended by Governor El-Rufai, two of the senators from the state, members of the House of Representatives and the State House of Assembly, as well as political appointees at both federal and state levels.
The third senator from the state, Shehu Sani, who has been in a protracted dispute with Mr. El-Rufai, stayed away from the meeting. Sani, a vocal critic of Mr. El-Rufai, belongs to a separate faction of the APC in Kaduna.
The state acting chairman of the party, Shuaibu Idris, who presided over the meeting, thanked those who attended for standing by the party to overcome threats to its unity in the state.
In a communique issued at the end of the meeting and made available to journalists yesterday, the stakeholders “endorsed the duo of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai for the 2019 elections, without prejudice to the right of other party members to seek these offices in 2019”.
The communique, which was signed by Samaila Suleiman, member representing Kaduna North Federal Constituency; John Audu Kwaturu, Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly; Yahaya Baba Pate; Acting Secretary, APC Kaduna State, and Lanti Halima Hyet, Former IMC Chair, Jaba LGA, also emphasized the supremacy of the party.
“The party will discipline and sanction members that are working against the APC’s progress and unity.
“It was also resolved unanimously that there is only one APC leadership in Kaduna State under the leadership of its Acting chairman, Alhaji Shuaibu Idris.
“The stakeholders also resolved to pursue genuine reconciliation with aggrieved members who, despite their grievances, have shown deep commitment to the progress and stability of the party in the state,” the communique noted.