The Kano State Governor, Dr Umar Ganduje has reiterated his commitment to resolve issues with the aggrieved APC faction tagged G7, for the party to remain unified, strong and indivisible in the state.
The G7 faction is led by Senator Ibrahim Shekarau.
Governor Ganduje made the statement to mammoth of party loyalists at the APC Secretariat, Kano while briefing them on the outcomes of the Appeal Court judgement, which favoured him as the leader of the party in the state and Abbas Ibrahim as the State Chairman.
The G7 had a parallel Congresses and leaders won court cases three times, before it was overturned by the appellate court in Abuja, on the ground of lack of jurisdiction by the lower courts.
Governor Ganduje said the court case between the state government and the Shekarau led G7 is an internal matter referring to it as“ mere controversy among children of the same parent.
He said; “Let me assure you, APC is a solid and strong party in Kano State and I can assure you again we are still one united entity in Kano.
“What happened is mere controversy among children of the same parent.
I assure you that we would resolve issues with those who took us to court even though we have been declared victorious.
“We have invited them to join us to continue building a solid political party in Kano.
Our doors are opened because we operate democracy, we embrace unity, collective responsibility that is our watchword…Our party will remain united.
We have already extended our hands of fellowship to them to join us.
He assured all party leaders in the state, including Ward leaders, that their seats remain intact based on the court ruling, which was supervised by delegates from the party’s National Headquarters, monitored by the Police and the DSS among others.
The Governor called on all members to work for the success of the up coming National Convention of the party to be held in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
In a reaction, the G-7 members of the party under the leadership of Senator Ibrahim Shekarau in a statement, have expressed dissatisfaction over the appeal court judgement that invalidated their parallel congresses as well as the attitude of National Headquarters of the party.
They swiftly stated that they are “challenging the ruling of the appealate court in the Supreme Court.
The G-7 accused the National Chairman, APC Extraordinary Caretaker Convention Committee of the party, Mai Mala Buni of injustice in handling the matter.
The group claimed that on three occasions, they won court cases over the matter with 40 days gap between their last judgement and that of the appellate court but the National Headquarters never cared to recognise their factional Chairman, Ahmadu Danzago.
However, few hours after the Appeal Court Judgement, Abdulahi Abbas of the Governor Ganduje led faction was swiftly sworn in.
The statement urged all G-7 loyalists to remain calm as they proceed to the Apex court with the belief for victorious judgement.
APC unity: Governor extends hands of fellowship to G7 faction in Kano