The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress,APC has rejected the removal from office of the party’s Kano State chairman, Alh. Umar Haruna Doguwa.
A statement by APC National Publicity Secretary,Bolaji Abdullahi on Monday said no decision has been taken to remove him by the NWC. He said the status quo should be maintained.
Abdullahi’s statement said, “The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to some media reports that the Chairman of the Kano State APC chapter, Alh. Umar Haruna Doguwa has been removed from office.
“We wish to state that in respect of Kano, no such decision has been taken by the NWC. Although, we are aware of issues in the Kano State chapter, efforts to find lasting solutions to the problem are ongoing. In view of this, the status quo is maintained until the ongoing process is completed.
“Party members, stakeholders, leaders and indeed the general public are advised to disregard the false reports.”
The latest statement from APC headquarters in Abuja indicates deep division over the party in Kano, one of his most important states.
Last week, ex governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso boycotted a consensus congress held in Kano.That congress produced Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas as the new Chairman of Kano State APC Chairman. 14 other positions were filled at the congress which was attended by incumbent Governor Umar Ganduje.Two senators namely, Kabiru Gaya and Barau Jibrin witnessedthe congress.APC National Committee chairman,Prince Orizu was also at the Kano congress.He reportedly announced that “Abdullahi Abbas scored 2,813 to emerge the chairman after some 2,800 delegates cast their votes in accordance with the APC Congress’ Guidelines.”