The crisis that has been bedeviling the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, since after the general elections has deepened as the State Treasurer of the party, Hon Harsanu Yunusa Guyaba has accused the state party leadership of non-adherence to the APC National Headquarters in Abuja.
Hon. Harsanu Guyaba while briefing newsmen over the weekend in Bauchi stated that the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Uba Ahmed Nana deliberately refused to adhere to the directive given to him by the national secretariat of the party for reasons best known to him.
He explained that the national secretariat of the party has faulted the decision of the state chapter to suspend one of its gubernatorial aspirants during the last primary election, Comrade Abdullahi Tanko Mohammed (Olando) and the state treasurer of the party, Hon. Harsanu Yunusa Guyaba for what it described as recalcitrance and anti-party activities.
He said APC at National Secretariat had after the suspension of the duo drew the attention of the APC in Bauchi that no member could be suspended from the party until all avenues towards amicable resolution of the dispute in question are explored through the office of National Vice chairman in consultation with headquarters of the party.
“The worst that could happen in the case of suspension is where the National Executive Committee makes recommendation to the party’s convention to ratify before such decision could be deemed as having any effect,” he said.
He said the APC’s Deputy National Chairman, North, Senator Lawal Shu’aibu has in a letter to the Bauchi state chairman of the party, directed that all relevant documents relating to the purported suspension of the two officers be forwarded to the National Secretariat for consideration, but wondered why the leadership failed to act.
The former state lawmaker pointed out that the APC Deputy National Chairman wondered why the Bauchi state chairman of the party, Uba Ahmed Nana till date could not respond to the letter.
When contacted about the letter, Uba Ahmed Nana confirmed its receipt, but said however that the letter was not for public consumption, and could therefore not talk to reporters about it.