Group accuses Adamu Adamu of imposing new APC chairman in Bauchi

A political group known as ‘Coalition of APC supporters’ in Bauchi state has accused the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu of imposing the new state chairman of the party in the just concluded congress.

Adamu Adamu is the leader of the party in the state.

Convener of the coalition Malam Nasiru Cigari flanked by other members made the accusation while addressing newsmen at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Sunday in Bauchi.

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He said the new chairman allegedly presented by the minister Alhaji Babayo Aliyu Misau is not a long term member of the party having been in the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the past years.

He alleged that the minister did not come to Bauchi to consult party stakeholders and delegates during the congress but only sent in the name of Babayo from Abuja Saturday night as the new chairman of the party in the state.

“Adamu Adamu’s attitude towards the party is something to worry about. This single act is capable of truncating the relative peace enjoyed in the party,” he said.

The coalition therefore appealed to the national headquarters of the party to cancel the state congress and order for fresh exercise.

In a related development factional excos may  emerge as Bauchi APC state.

This is as another faction believed to be loyal to the Nigeria Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar held a parallel congress at Zaranda Hotel where a new set of executive members emerged .

Heavily armed security personnel took over the Next Level main party secretariat along Maiduguri road, and had to use tear gas to disperse a group of political thugs who attempted to disrupt proceedings.

A source however confided in our correspondent that the leadership of the party was meeting with stakeholders on the way forward behind closed doors due to some knotty issues that must be carefully handled in order not to plunge the party into another round of crisis.

Feelers have it that Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who is the leader of the party in the state as the most senior political appointee since the party does not have a serving Governor, is insisting that his anointed candidate, Babayo Aliyu Misau as the next party Chairman while the former House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara led faction is against the move.

The development did not going down well with many members owing to what they said was the fact that the person had never been an active member of the party in the state.

Another faction of the party, led by the immediate past Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi is rooting for the incumbent caretaker chairman, Uba Nana to continue but faces stiff opposition from those who are of the opinion that he was part of the problem that led to the defeat of the party in the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Earlier, the members had rejected a candidate brought forward by the former Speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara in the person of Sen Hamma Misau, an indication that the party is again heading towards another crisis as was the situation before the 2019 General elections.

All efforts by journalists to get a hint of the happenings behind the closed door proved abortive as one of the outgoing officials who spoke simply said, “what we are doing is top secret of the party, as soon as we are done, we will let you know what we want you to know”

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