23rd March, 2016
The national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has urged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State to resolve the conflict between him and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Odigie-Oyegun spoke on Tuesday when a delegation of executives from the state chapter of APC paid a courtesy call to the APC national secretariat in Abuja.
There have been reports of crisis and allegations of discontinuity of projects between the governor and Kwankwaso, who is the immediate past governor of Kano State.
“This is an internal matter between two friends, between two brothers and these differences unfortunately have developed between them.
“All of us, all the party, the totality of the party must unite behind our chief executives, the president and the governors. So, we are going to do everything we can to resolve the issue amicably,’’ Odigie-Oyegun said.
The leader of the delegation and Chief Whip, Kano State House of Assembly, Malam Ado Doguwa, said they were at the secretariat at the behest of the people of Kano State.
“What we did was present to you this document which is the resolution of the State Working Committee of our party.
“While we appreciate all the efforts you are making here at the centre to make peace within the rank of the party, we will like you to, with due respect, respect the voice of the people.
“We will like you to respect the voice of change, respect a position that will put the party on the right track and to be in tandem with the dictates of the party,’’ Doguwa said.
He said the governor of the state was the leader of government and the political party hence there could not be two captains in one ship.
In an interview, the state Acting Chairman of APC, Abdullahi Sanusi, said before now, it was mandatory for men to wear red caps to complement their dressing.
“Now, there is change. Kano APC members now have a free hand to do whatever they want to do.
“If you want red you put it on, if you want green, if you want black, it is optional. You can put on anything you want,’’ Sanusi said.
The delegation included 36 members of the Kano State House of Assembly, members of Kano Elders Committee, 38 local government chairmen, 36 local government chapter chairmen of APC and 19 members of the House of Representatives.