Fresh crisis may be looming in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) following the recent decision of the National Caretaker /Extra Ordinary Convention Committee to sanction members who have allegedly refused to withdraw their cases against the party as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the NEC at its last meeting
The Senator Kabir Marafa led faction on the party in Zamfara, on Wednesday warned that the decision of the Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, to sack its chairman would spell doom for the party.
State Publicity Secretary of the faction, Alhaji Bello Bakyasuwa, who gave the warning in an interview, described the decision of the national caretaker committee to empower the faction of the party loyal to the former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdullaziz Yari, to expel members of the Marafa-led faction, was contemptuous of an existing court order.
He noted that a court of competent jurisdiction had ordered the dissolution of the state factional executives and called for fresh congresses.
“Are you not aware of the Court ruling that dissolved all the factions and ordered for fresh congresses? Won’t that amount to court contempt?
“Anyway, we have not been contacted by anybody, we just saw the papers like you did in the social media. We will react when we are officially contacted.”
Asked whether the Marafa faction had withdrawn its case against the party, as directed by the National Executive Committee of the party, Bakyasuwa queried, “As directed by who? When? There was never such communication between us and the National Headquarters or from anybody acting for or on behalf of the Caretaker Committee.
“Is it possible for the National Headquarters to ask our opponents to sanction us? Is it possible for the ruling party under President Buhari to abuse the court?