APC Primaries: Ganduje sets up 12-man reconciliation committee

APC Primaries: Ganduje sets up 12-man reconciliation committee

Kano State Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje has c0mmissioned a 12-man reconciliation committee look into the grievances of all aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and reconcile all.

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar and made available to newsmen on Sunday, quoted Ganduje, who, inaugurated the committee at the Government House, Kano, as saying that the committee would bring unity among party members as well as sort out of some misunderstandings that followed the recently concluded primary elections in the state.

He said: “The committee will reconcile our party members as a result of the emergence of some few issues after the conduct of the primary elections, excluding Presidential and Gubernatorial primaries of which we had single candidate for each of the two positions.

“Normal misunderstanding as seen after the primaries in the state are normally unavoidable in democracy, particularly in the practice of party politics.

 “The committee will come up with a strategy that will bring in amicable reconciliation of the party members as we are approaching general elections. It will also come up with a strategic approach in building strong party cohesion.”

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On the party’s presidential primary, he said that the state unanimously gave President Muhammadu Buhari the highest votes in Nigeria of about three million.

‎“Kano being the largest democracy in Nigeria with the highest population coupled with higher elective constituencies in the federation, the state is bound to experience such political complexities.

“We also chose to conduct direct primaries, fundamentally for the simple reason that we want to get optimum participation.

It may be recalled that President Buhari was the sole candidate for the APC presidential primary.

‎The committee which is chaired by ‎Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), has the following as members; Speaker of the State Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, Yusuf Ata, Gen Jafaru Isah (rtd), Amb. Kabiru Rabi’u, Sabo and Dr Maikano Rabi’u.

Others include Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, Barrister Umar Danlasan, Garba Yusuf Abubakar and Amadu Haruna Zago as members, while Musa Salihu Riruwai would serves as the Secretary of the Committee.‎

The committee is expected to turn in its report to government in two weeks for further action.

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