From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The Bauchi State All Progressive Congress party APC Chairman Alhaji Uba Ahmed Nana has dismissed the allegations making the rounds in the state that some stakeholders of the party are calling for his removal from office because it lost the governorship seat to the PDP at the supreme Court, saying that such allegations are the handwork of contractors that are hired by an interest group to destabilize the party.
The APC Chairman stated this on Tuesday while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after a meeting of party executives, held at APC office in Bauchi.
He said that after the verdict of the supreme Court that gave PDP the governorship seat, it became imperative for the party to meet with all it stakeholders and executives in order to forge ahead as well as map out strategies to regain it mandate in 2023.
“We have been conducting series of meetings with executives of the party, right from the ward to the state level.This have become imperative following the verdict of the Supreme Court.We deem it necessary to come together to strengthen the party and rub minds on the way forward”
“Nevertheless, we have won all the three senatorial seats, up to the 12th House of Representatives, where we won nine seats, but unfortunately, we lost two seats to the court.So, we still have seven seats which is the majority out of the twelve. For the State House of Assembly, out of the thirty one seats, we won twenty two, but lost one in court.So we are still the majority when it comes to the seats in the state even though we lost the governorship” he said
The Chairman attributed the party loss of the governorship seat to the handwork of sabatuers of the party who were in party, but fougth against the party during the 2019 general election, adding that those who were aggrieved because they lost during the primaries also contributed to the loss of APC in the 2019 election when they decamped to the PDP.
He encouraged members of the party not to be discouraged because the seat of the governorship is for the PDP, saying that they should remain United and support the party in order to recover thier mandate in 2023.