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***We won’t allow another Oshiomhole drama in APC, Forum State Chairman warns


The embattled National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Tuesday, described his purported suspension as a resemblance of a Nollywood drama script from the African Magic channel

This is as the ex Kano state governor has received a major boost as he fights to retain his position following the purported suspension by the Ganduje ward of the party in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano state

The former governor was on Tuesday given a solid support by the 37 state chairmen of the APC who paid him a solidarity visit at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja

finally opened up on his purported suspension by his ward in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State.

Recall that former governor’s ward had announced his suspension, following his ongoing trial on alleged corruption charges by the Kano state government

The action was quickly backed up with a Kano High Court order which was gotten the next day, restraining Ganduje from parading himself as the APC national chairman.

But the Kano state APC swiftly reacted by denying the said suspension and immediately turning the tide of the watd executives who carried out the action, as they were hammered with suspensions

Ganduje however fought back as it did not take one week for the Kano court to make a quick U-turn to vacate the suspension order

Speaking during the solidarity visit to the national chairman, the Forum of APC chairmen passed a vote of confidence on the embattled former governor who they described as their captain, and pledge their allegiance to the embattled national chairman.

Addressing the gathering, the Acting Chairman of the forum and Lagos APC chairman, Cornelius Ojelabi, said they are solidly behind Ganduje and will defend him against external aggression.

The forum which berated the court for allegedly delving in internal affairs of a political party despite the several Supreme Court ruling that has condemned such, warned that the APC forum will not allow the party to be witness a repeat of the judicial drama that removed it’s former national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Ojelabi said, “We are here this afternoon on just one mission. Chairman, we are here to let you know that you’re the captain of the ship. We are here to let you know that we are also your foot soldiers in the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and FCT. We are here to show our solidarity and sincere commitment to appreciate what members of the National Working Committee have been doing in standing by you by giving you total support.

“We feel it’s important that the act of that solidarity should not be limited to members of the NWC alone. Today we bring the solidarities from the 36 states of the Federation including FCT, to tell members of the public through the media that we’re solidly, solidly, solidly behind you. You have started the journey, a journey of growing our party, a journey of expanding our party, a journey of restructuring our party and a journey of making our party the one all will love. And we’re pretty sure that you’re on course.

“You kept on briefing us on every step you are taking and from what we have seen, they (alleged impostors) are not even members of our party. They are coming to derail the process of progression we are witnessing in our party. It is not in our dictionary. Mr Chairman, on behalf of my colleagues, I want to thank you for providing leadership, and God Almighty will continue to be with you

In his response Ganduje who accused the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) led government of Kano state of playing the script, said his purported suspension resembled a flick from the a Nollywood drama of popular entertainment channel, Africa Magic
He said, “We were so astonished when we heard the news but we were not surprised when we discovered that the great threat that APC overwhelmingly poses to other parties is real and Kano State is not an exception.

“The government in Kano State is behind this drama. Even the drama is one kind of drama that is called Africa Magic. This is Africa Magic and it is not leading democracy anywhere. It is a negative innovation where members who belong to a different political party, not even our members, let alone being elected executive members of either the ward or to the highest level at the state, meet themselves and take resolutions that affect the nation as far as our party is concerned, that is not acceptable.”

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