APC Vice Chairman working against Buhari, APC for Tambuwal’s 2019 presidential ambition: Women leader •Demands his resignation
Posted by Garba Ahmed, Kaduna | 12 January 2017 | 1,717 times
Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) North West Zonal Women Leader, Hajiya Aisha Kaita, has called for the immediate resignation of the party’s Vice Chairman in the zone, Inuwa Abdulkadir, for working against President Muhammadu Buhari, and sabotaging the party in favour of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal’s presidential ambition ahead the 2019 polls.
She also accused Abdulkadir of misappropriation of N21 million, and violation of the party's constitutional provisions.
Addressing a news conference in Kaduna on Wednesday, Hajia Kaita, also accused the North West zonal vice chairman of half hearted and partisan attitude in resolving the Kano and Kaduna states APC crisis.
While saying she has enough documentary evidence of financial under dealings of the zonal Vice Chairman, Hajiya Kaita, said she is now ready to tender the evidence before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any anti-graft agency as well as investigative panel if called upon to do so.
Hajiya Kaita, explained that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, have no hands in her campaign against the Zonal Vice Chairman, adding that the fundamental issues she raised should be investigated thoroughly to salvage the party from the imminent crisis which the Zonal Vice chairman is throwing the APC into.
She said: “After carefully reading and digesting the Zonal Vice Chairman’s vain attempt to refute the above stated issues raised in my first press conference, I once again feel indulged to call for this conference in order to set the records straight and redirect this whole matter to be focused on the allegations against the person of the Zonal Vice chairman, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir which are not based on hear say but facts.
“Now, let me put it on record that the issues I raised against him are not a controversy between myself and the Zonal Vice Chairman, these are issues that are fundamental to the growth of internal democracy of our party as they bother on total disregard for the provisions of the constitution of our party and misappropriation of the finances of the zonal office.
“On the issue of financial misappropriation which I leveled against Inuwa Abdulkadir, let me state unequivocally, that I have documentary evidence that will substantiate my allegation indicating that the zonal Vice chairman did receive the sum of N21 million naira from the National Secretariat and I am ready to tender these evidence before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any anti-craft agency or investigative panel if called upon to do so.
“Furthermore, there are three vehicles donated to the zone by the Presidential Campaign Council, two out of these three cars provided for the use of the zonal office have been converted for the Zonal Vice Chairman’s personal use along with his family.”
Continuing, Hajiya Kaita said: “The Zonal Vice chairman should have concentrated and direct his responses to the raised issues without dragging the names of Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, into the mess he is making of our party within the zone and stop blaming our leaders for his flaws. Governor El-Rufai and Senator Kwankwaso have no hands in what I am telling the world about the Zonal Vice Chairman.
“My thought was that Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir will use the opportunity to dissuade our thoughts of his involvement in the party crisis in Kaduna and Kano states, but to my dismay he has chosen to even cause further fracas within the zone by insinuating that the ambitions of two of our leaders is the reason behind the crisis in the two states.
This further buttresses my assertions that the zonal Vice Chairman is responsible for fueling the crisis.
“And since he has chosen to smear the image of two leaders of the party by insinuating that these respected leaders drafted me to take him on, can we then deduce that Inuwa Abdulkadir is also doing the bidding of his paymaster Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, who sees any politician with capacity and potentials as a threat to his own presidential ambition in 2019 and considers them as foes and also sees Mr. President as such, because to him President Buhari is occupying his rightful position.”
The APC zonal women leader further stated: “I cannot fathom why the Zonal Vice Chairman is afraid to call an EXCO meeting even once, to enable the party and the zone make progress. The party has by this conduct been rendered ineffective and dormant.
This smacks of leadership incompetence on the part of the Vice chairman and also amounts to deliberate sabotage of the progress of the party and this is not acceptable.
“Accordingly, while we await the intervention of the national leadership of the party on these raised allegations, I make bold to invite members of the press to use their investigative journalistic skills to verify my allegations and expose the Zonal Vice Chairman's financial under dealings as well as his total disregard for the rules and regulations of our party. As it is only by doing so that we shall get to the root of the matter and then hopefully resolve the imminent crisis that the actions of one man is throwing the North West zonal office of our party.
“Based on all the issues I raised, I am calling on our zonal Vice chairman, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir to immediately resign for an acting chairman to run the affairs of the party in the zone.”