By Daniel Tyokua
Following the reported crisis looming in Karu ward chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the leader of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, legislative arm, Daniel S. Michael has denied that he was responsible for the split in the ward.
The speaker was accused of a recent plot to hijack the party’s structure in Karu where he represents to his advantage, by putting in place executives of Gbagyi extraction who will be loyal to him.
Confirming his stance on the accusation in a telephone interview with The AUTHORITY, the Speaker said there was no division in the party at the ward.
“APC is one in Karu, there is no division among us, as a party we are one family, there is no how I’ll divide the party.”
This came shortly after the National Executive Committee (NEC), of the APC approved the conduct of congresses and national convention for election of officials at wards, local governments, states and national levels.
Michael was accused of spearheading a secret meeting aimed at lobbying few persons to split the party and bring in his preferred persons to be the executives.
One of the party’s executive members alleged that, “the moment President Muhammadu Buhari announced that tenure elongation is not recognised by the party’s constitution, AMAC Speaker called a meeting to plan how to unseat the present leaders.”
On why Karu became the place of concern, the source said,”Karu is the deciding factor of election in AMAC and FCT because of its population.”
It was not too clear on the election time table, but findings showed that ward Congresses are scheduled for May 2, Councils May 5 and states on May 7. There are indications that it may not hold in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).