By: Tom Okpe, Abuja
A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Zamfara state has asked the leadership of the party under Governor Mai Mala Buni to set up a caretaker committee in the state.
The faction loyal to Senator Kabiru Marafa, also demanded punishment for those responsible for the APC losses in all political offices to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in 2019.
A Gusau High Court in Zamfara on August 7, 2020 disbanded all APC factional leaders in the state.
Leader of the faction and Publicity Secretary Mohammed Bello, addressing newsmen after submitting a copy of the judgement, nullifying all factional APC leadership in Zamfara state to the national secretariat of the party on Thursday in Abuja, expressed loyalty of his faction to the Governor Buni-led caretaker committee.
He said: “We are here to call on the caretaker committee of this great party under the leadership of Buni to look inward and use his wisdom as a former secretary of this party and now executive member of the NEC to dig deep and get to the root cause, to know who is at fault on this issue. And not only that, in fact we are calling on them to make sure they punish whoever caused all these losses in Zamfara state.”
“Already the damage has been done. It is the court judgement that we brought to the national secretariat just for them to know that there is no APC in Zamfara state and measures have to be taken to safeguard the party.”
While calling for a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the party in Zamfara, Bello said:
“Everybody knows that Senator Marafa’s faction is a law abiding faction group. Just because we are law abiding members, we chose to go for legal means. We always take caution in everything we do and that’s why we are the first to write a memorandum to the peace and reconciliation committe led by Bisi Akande; that is to tell you that we are peace loving and ready for reconciliation but detest injustice. If this continues, it would lead to national crisis in the party.”