The Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa faction of the All Progressive Congress APC has called on the teeming APC supporters well-wishers I’m Zamfara not to recognize any executive declared elected under the Bello Matawalle faction of the party.
This is contained in a statement by the Spokesperson of the group Bello Bakyasuwa Maradun issued to journalists in Abuja on Saturday where he insisted that based on the facts and evidences, the Matawalle faction had not conducted any congress in Gusau on Saturday the 13th of November 2021.
Bakyasuwa who accused the Mai Mala Buni led caretaker committee of taking site with the Matawalle faction of the APC insisted that, their parallel congress conducted on Saturday remains valid and the most popular.
He described the congress conducted by their faction as the most peaceful ever in the history of the state and assured that APC Yari/Marafa faction would remain alive to promoting democratic values and ideals that would see to the transformation of the state.
He noted further that, though the Lawal M. Liman led party leadership that was illegally dissolved by the Mai Mala committee refused to participate in the congress, they applauded their doggedness of standing their ground to ensure that justice and rights of the millions of the APC supporters are protected.
Regarding the APC congress conducted by the Matawalle faction Bakyasuwa said, at the initial stage what they knew was congress was scheduled to hold on the 20th November 2021 but swiftly shifted back to 13th November 2021 without intimating all stakeholders a circumstance that promoted their faction to reject their plans and went ahead to organize their parallel congress.
He insisted that, their action of organizing a parallel congress has in no way contravene any provision of the party constitution.
On the new executives elected under their platform, Bakyasuwa urged them to demonstrate high sense of leadership decorum and always go by the wishes of the majority of their party supporters.
Bakyasuwa also assured that their faction of the APC would remain supportive of the court action instituted by the Lawal M. Liman faction of the APC until Justice is restored.