Samuel Luka, Bauchi
Barely two weeks after the Governorship elections, concerned stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state have dismissed assertions by some people that the minister of education, Mal. Adamu Adamu is a brain behind the unimpressive election outing in the state.
The leader of the group, Alhaji Isa Musa Matori stated this while addressing a press conference at the Bauchi NUJ Secretariat on Monday.
He pointed out that the minister should not be blame of any complexity in the outcome of the elections in the state, most especially the governorship, which the party again lost to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The new development is coming amidst the leadership crisis rocking the Bauchi State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Malam Adamu Adamu, as the leader of the APC in Bauchi State has done so well to hold the party together, using his resources along the line”, the group argued.
They pointed out that the minister singlehandedly, with support from his political associates, sponsored every activities of the party up to the period of the general elections.
Matori who said it will be wrong for anyone to point accusing fingers at the Minister for anything, explained that he has played a very important role in the survival of the party since 2019 when it lost the gubernatorial election.
Isa Musa Matori also stressed that all the congresses that were held to produce Executive members of the party were single handedly sponsored by the Minister of Education.
Matori who urged all members of the APC in the state to be reunited, said that the party will bounce back stronger despite the fact that it lost the governorship election.
He said despite losing the Gubernatorial election to the ruling PDP, APC members are still hopeful that the party’s Guber Candidate will reclaim his mandate at the election tribunal.
He further debunked the allegation that crisis has hit the party in the state following call by some of its members to suspend the state Chairman due to anti-party activities.
The concerned party members stressed that the party only have some minor misunderstanding which is common in any party.
He added that because the PDP government was afraid of losing out during the local government elections, it went ahead to select its local government council chairmen who did not contest any election.
According to him, “Some of you know the truth of what happened during the last governorship election in the state, they said that our candidate, Sadique Baba Abubakar lost the election, but we did not lose the election”, the group insisted.
“In the light of this, we the APC concerned members in the state are enjoining our members to know that this is not the time for the trading of blames, rather it is time to be more united than before so that we can pursue our case to a logical conclusion”, Matori said.
“There is no need for us to fight because of anything, we are all equal members of the party. Mallam Adamu Adamu supported all the candidates that contested under the platform of the party with financial support”, he further said.
“So because of that reason, we should reunite and be one family.We do not regard anybody as an outsider as long as you are a member of APC”, the group added.
Alhaji Matori who called on all members of the APC in Bauchi ensure total commitment to the party, added that members should exhibit patience, commitment, perseverance and loyalty so that the party can emerge successful at the election tribunal.