Kano State committee of leaders of the legacy parties that merged to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissociated itself from a resolution to back the aspiration of Kano Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso for president.
A report last week said the state’s elders committee of the APC is backing the Kano governor to contest for the presidency in 2015.
Leaders of the defunct parties said they are not aware of any elders committee of APC in the state.
The statement, jointly signed by Alhaji Musa Umar (ACN), Garba Bala (CPC) and Mallam Muktar Kwaru (ANPP) said the endorsement was “far from the truth.”
“There is no any formal elders committee of the APC in Kano State yet. What we have is a committee of leaders of the legacy parties in the persons of Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa (ANPP), Mallam Musa Gwadabe (ACN) and Mallam Sabo Nanono (CPC) who have no knowledge of such committee,” said the statement.
“The two signatories of the communiqué,” it added, “are not members of the legacy parties but members of Kwankwasiyya group and therefore cannot speak for the legacy parties.
“The leaders of the three legacy parties have not endorsed any presidential candidate nor has elders of the legacy parties