Temisan Ejoh, Kogi
April 25, 2015 – The All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, has informed the party’s national leadership and President elect General Mohammadu Buhari of plans to hijack the party structure by selfish politicians in the state.
Chairman APC Kogi Central Senatorial District Action Committee, Hon Suleiman Ibrahim has described the call for Prince Abubakar Audu to ’step aside from the party’s leadership in the zone’ as unfortunate, misleading and ploy to hijack the partys structure after its successful outing at the last general election.
In a letter to Buhari, Ibrahim describes Prince Audu’s leadership of the APC in Kogi State as neither self-imposed nor appointed, “but by virtue of the position of the party‘s organizational policy that where the party has a sitting Governor, the sitting Governor automatically leads the party, and whereas in the case of Kogi State which has a former elected Governor as earned by Prince Abubakar Audu, he coordinates the affairs and leads the party.”
Ibrahim urges the APC National Leadership and Mr. President – elect to disregard misleading messages from politicians who are not known in Ebira land or Okene during the preparation for the successful story of APC in the last elections under the able leadership of Prince Audu in Kogi State.
“These politicians and their leadership, are absurd and unknown to the party in Kogi Central Zone and in Kogi State as a whole. They never contributed morally, materially and monetarily towards the progress of APC in Kogi State and thus their short cut measure of courting attention is to disparage a hard working Leader of our party in Kogi State, ” he said.
See full letter below:
Office Of The
Zonal Vice Chairman
Kogi Central Senatorial
WHO ARE THESE FACELESS ELDERS DISPARAGING THE CHARACTER OF PRINCE ABUBAKAR AUDU?
The All Progressives Congress, Kogi Central Senatorial District wishes to refer to the above misleading news item, and thus State as follows;
His Excellency, Prince Abubakar Audu’s leadership of the APC in Kogi State is neither self imposed nor appointed, but by virtue of the position of the party‘s organizational policy that where the party has a sitting Governor, the sitting Governor automatically leads the party, and where as in the case of Kogi State which has a former elected Governor as earned by Prince Abubakar Audu, he coordinates the affairs and leads the party. Therefore asking Prince Abubakar Audu to ‘’Step aside from the party’s leadership in the zone’’ is unfortunate and misleading.
In the second paragraph of their cankerous letter to the President –elect, they went further to demand that” the president –elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari prevails on Audu to allow the rule of law and the wind of change to take roots in the zone”
This statement against the esteem person of Price Abubakar Audu is not only laughable, but full of absolute ignorance. Because His Excellency Prince Abubakar Audu as our leader in Kogi state is not known to have ever constituted himself into judicial court where-in the rule of law was trampled upon!
c.These faceless self acclaimed Elders masquerading in the name of elders vanguard went further to mislead the National leadership of our great party by wrongly asserting that “Audu was more interested in building structures for his governorship ambition than working for the collective good of the party”.
APC under his leadership in Kogi state found this statement to be untrue and laden with absurdity. Prince Abubakar Audu not only funded the party in Kogi state he extended his concern and commitment towards the success of our party candidates in the recently concluded General elections in other States outside Kogi State. Do we say as wrongly claimed by these mischievous writers that Prince Audu is looking for Governor in these other states where he sent his personal hard earned money to ensure the success of our great party in those states? In addition, no candidate, who went through the last elections in Kogi State who did not receive the personal monetary support from Prince Abubakar Audu.
d.How Ignorant these self acclaimed elder vanguard are by stating that Audu lives in the past and does not believe in change. We, the active members of the APC in Kogi state and other Nigerians will agree with us that Prince Abubakar Audu is not dead and therefore cannot be said to be living in the past. The man is well focused and he is the only political leader in Kogi State that remains in the opposition party since 1999 till date. And he is one of the founding fathers of the wind of change “APC” in Nigeria.
- Isa Sani Omolori and his cohorts were not near the activities of our party APC since its emergence. In fact, Isa Sani Omolori lives in a farm settlement along Kaduna road and thus never return home in a long time, he does not have the knowledge of how our candidates emerged in preparation for the 2015 general elections.
Prince Abubakar Audu never imposed on the people of central senatorial zone any candidate before, during and after our party primaries. For purposes of clarity, we wish to state that our state Assembly candidates were product of the leaders from Central Senatorial Zone and not Prince Abubakar Audu’s choice. For instance, Senator Ohiare nominated the candidates for Ajaokuta, and imposed that of Okehi constituency on the party. The state party chairman, Haddy Ametuo was instrumental to the emergence of our Adavi constituency candidate and many more. Where then can any reasonable person holds Prince Abubakar Audu as being responsible for the poor performance, if any, of our party during the State Assembly election? As for those whom these masquerading elders and their sponsors encouraged to take the party and its candidates to court in respect of National Assembly primaries, the National Leadership of our party is looking into their case and they will soon be sanctioned appropriately.
The National Leadership of our Party and our role model Mr. President – elect should disregard the misleading message from those faceless self acclaimed Elder Vanguard.
That Isa Sani Omolori who Claimed to be the Chairman of the said non-existing Elder Vanguard was not known in Ebira land or Okene during the enduring preparation for the successful story of APC in the last elections under the able leadership of His Excellency Prince Abubakar Audu in Kogi State whose name is synonymous with the resounding victory achieved by the party.
That these faceless Elders Vanguard and their leadership, are absurd and therefore, unknown to the party in Kogi Central Zone and in Kogi State as a whole. They never contributed morally, materially and monetarily towards the progress of APC in Kogi State and thus their short cut measure of courting attention is to disparage a hard working Leader of our party in Kogi State.
Chairman APC Action Committee
Kogi Central Senatorial District