Senator Kabiru Gaya (Kano South) on Friday said he bowed out of a gang up against Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to save APC from self destruct.
Senator Ibrahim Gaya was one of the three Senators from Kano state who met in Abuja over perceived isolation on party affairs by the governor, but dramatically dropped out when it was time to submit a petition to the party headquarters.
Senator Ibrahim Gaya who was flanked by House Leader, Ado Doguwa and twenty House of Rep members during a press briefing at APC secretariat in Kano said he withdrew from the forum to avoid destroying the party they laboured to built together in the state.
He explained “As for those who said they saw me in a picture with the petitioners, yes I was there. I appealed to them that we should not take a fight to bring confusion or infractions in our party. “
Gaya said “If we have any grievances, let us go and meet the governor or any relevant person in the state to explain our grievances. We can hold meetings and discuss and resolve it.”
Speaking further, “Unfortunately they have written a letter and made a complaint which all of us should sign but I backed out because I was a governor in the state. I know what it takes when there is instability. I will not encourage instability for the governor in the state. “
He said, “We need to support our governor, we voted this governor into office. We cannot destroy the house that we built. We should maintain the house that we have built, paint it and make it look better”.
At the press conference, he explained that the caucus is made up of one Senator and twenty members of the House of Representatives who have written a rejoinder in response to the earlier petition by the forum.
Part of the letter addressed also to the Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CEPC), All Progressive Congress (APC), National Headquarters Abuja, Nigeria and signed by the members of the caucus reads:
“Contrary to their claim, the APC Leadership in Kano State led by the Executive Governor DR Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR has been consulting all relevant stakeholders (including the purported Abuja-based petitioners) on virtually every matter in the management of the affairs of the party in the state.
“In the recently concluded Ward and Local Government Congresses, Stakeholders meetings were convened, matters deliberated and subsequently a consensus mode of congress was adopted, which resulted to the successful conduct of free and fair congresses in the 484 wards and 44 Local Governments of the state.
“We hereby wish to respectfully urge the National Caretaker Committee of our great party (APC) to disregard in its entirety, the claims of the so-called petitioners as they are baseless, unfounded and of no credible effect whatsoever.”
“We wish to reiterate our unflinching loyalty, solidarity and total support to the Mai Mala Buni-led National leadership of our great party, the APC and the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR” the statement reads.