For APC, its expected strangle-hold of Kano State is slipping into oblivion as the former ANPP members of the newly merged party have declared that the only recognised leader of the party in the state is the former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau.
The aggrieved APC members disowned any clandestine agreement between APC Leaders and the five defecting PDP governors to give the governors leadership of their respective states.
Former Kano State ANPP chairman, Sani Hotoro also stated that the homage paid on Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso by Alhaji Bashir Tofa was neither here nor there as it was not on behalf of the old ANPP in the state. He noted that Tofa and his associates were in Kwankwaso’s residence on their individual capacity.
Addressing journalists on Monday in Kano, Hotoro declared that a letter written to the national secretariat to resolve the leadership crisis in Kano State APC is yet to be replied.
He said: “It is in the public knowledge that, members of the APC coming from the defunct ANPP Kano state, have on December 18th 2013 under the leadership of our 2011 presidential candidate and former Governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau delivered a letter to the APC interim leadership in Abuja conveying our concern and the way forward.
“In it we requested for a clarification of the rumour going round that the five aggrieved new PDP governor who decided to decamp to APC did so as a result of an alleged agreement they reached with section of the APC leadership that they will be given special privileges that are clearly against all fairness and democratic norms.
“These included state leadership of the party, automatic tickets for all their members of the state and the national assemblies and also handling the registration of members.”
The aggrieved Kano APC leaders said clearly that they would resist any undemocratic plots by the National secretariat of the party to impose decampees as party leaders in Kano state.