Kaduna (Nigeria) — A group of All Progressive Congress (APC) members has announced the take-off of its faction, known as APC AKIDA (Meaning, APC Ideology).
The announcement followed a joint meeting between members of its State Executive Committee and the Advisory Council.
Addressing journalists in Kaduna Thursday, the Convener, Tom Maiyashi unveiled two key organs of the faction – the State Executive and the Advisory Council, which are also being established in all the 23 Local Government Areas, all the 225 Wards and all polling units in the state.
He said the APC AKIDA would provide a platform for all members to work for the progress of the party in the state.
Maiyashi said APC AKIDA is not a faction of APC in the state, or an alternative party structure, ” We exist because our party structures do not exist or function in a manner prescribed by our party constitution or in the interest of our members and one of our key goals is to help to re-establish party structures at all levels.
“We exist because our party has been deliberately hijacked and incapacitated, and our members are deprived of a major asset to exercise their rights to be served by a party which put this government in power.
“All of us here and thousands who are mobilizing our fellow party members in grassroots worked hard to put this government in power, and we want an APC government that will work successfully for the people.
“In the coming weeks, APC AKIDA will intensify it’s campaign to mobilize members to protect their legitimate interests. We will encourage to be decent and responsible, and to shun illegal and provocative acts and utterance.
“We will also urge them to remain steadfast in the pursuit of their rights as party members and citizens.”We reiterate our appeal to the National leadership of our great party to fulfil it’s promise to reconstruct our party at all levels in our state.”
The meeting announced its Advisory Council members to include Senator Shehu Sani, Hon. Isah Ashiru, Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed.
Others are Alhaji Kabiru Umar, Alhaji Auwalu Gote, Alhaji Yaro Coca-Cola, Alhaji Yaro Makama, Alhaji Ibrahim Yaro, A.G Haruna Sa’id, Hajiya Rabi Saulawa and Musa YarAdua, Hauwa Baba Ahmed, Danladi Wada, Admiral I.Iko, Dr Stanley Mamman, Daley BagayaN Joel Giwa N Mrs Charity Shekari, Gen Achi, Samuel Amai, J.D Ephraim, Col A.A Ladan, Ambassador Sule Buba.
The rest are Lawal Aliyu Silver, Samaila Paki, Hon. Jibrin Adamu Ayaga, Alhaji Lawal Walin Kakeyi, Isa Falladan, Ya’u Likoro and Simon Onyema.
The State Executive Committee of the APC AKIDA has Tom Mataimaki Maiyashi as Convenor and Alhaji Ibrahim Yaro as Deputy Convenor, while Hafsat M. Baba is Secretary and Sheba Kura Deputy Secretary.
Others are Elias Kazah Aduwak Financial Secretary, Alhaji Kabiru Salihu Treasurer, Murtala Mohammed Publicity Secretary, Aminu Sani Gyallesu Deputy Organizing Secretary and Alhaji Kabiru Ajuji is the Auditor.