Kwankwaso Accuses Buhari Of Destabilising Kano APC
The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has taken a new dimension with the immediate past governor and senator representing Kano Central District, Musa Kwankwaso, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of undue influence in the party’s affairs.
Kwankwaso, who alleged that President Buhari orchestrated the plan that led to the eventual removal of the state APC chairman, insisted on immediate restoration of the duly elected leadership, as the only basis for harmony.
Kwankwaso spoke following a letter by the national secretary of the APC confirming the formal removal of Kano State Chairman of the APC, Umar Haruna Doguwa.
The letter also confirmed Ebasie Yahaya Karats as acting APC chairman in Kano.
Addressing journalists in Kano, Kwankwaso, who spoke through his former commissioner and ally, Aminu Abdulsalam, maintained that the Kwankwasiyya group would not tolerate “the flagrant disregard of APC rules and regulations”.
The former governor listed three aides of the Presidency, namely his Personal Assistant on Electronic Media, Saban Ibrahim Shaarada, another Personal Assistant, Hafiz Kawu and an associate of the President, Bashir Ibrahim Gwammaja as the characters behind the hatchet job.
Karats, who is the preferred candidate of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, took over from Abdullahi Abbas, who resigned his appointment few days ago and was subsequently appointed a commissioner.
Kwankwaso added: “We are aware of the plan directed by President Buhari through his assistant on broadcast media, Ibrahim Shaaba Sharada, and others, to remove our duly elected chairman, Haruna Umar Doguwa, without due recourse to the party’s constitution.
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“This, we reject in totality and we say it wouldn’t be accepted. We want to say the National Working Committee did not meet to consider any issue of that nature and as such it will not stand".
There have been speculations that Mr Kwankwaso would leave the APC for the PDP and the crisis in the state chapter of his political party would be a reason he may take the decision.