Hon DanAsabe Kakanda, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, called on the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to intervene in the looming crisis in the Adamawa State chapter.
This was contained in a statement released on Monday in Abuja.
The worried party leader warned that if the crisis was allowed to escalate in Adamawa, which incidentally was the home state of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, it would trump up a series of disorders that could snowball into uncomfortable and unfavourable circumstances for the APC.
“While I am sounding this warning timely to call such elements to order, and to dissuade further fanning of such disastrous ambers, may I call on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to use his wealth of experience, leadership acumen, and political sagacity to nib this ugly trend in the bud.
“He has a duty to call the parties to order by means of a roundtable discussion so as to resolve the matter amicably as an in-house issue.
“It would be too early and dangerous to start court cases in a gubernatorial contest which was judged transparent, fair, clear, and which was witnessed by the best seasoned political minds in Adamawa state.
“If urgent steps are taken now in the right direction, we may be saving our great party grave situations of likely imminent colossal politico-electoral disaster come 2023,” he stated.
This was even as the APC chieftain urged the former Lagos State Governor to institute a process for engaging parties to come together in a roundtable discussion to resolve any disagreement ahead of the 2023 general election.
“As a party stalwart and a stakeholder in Adamawa State, I must confess my joy without bounds on the outcome of the APC governorship primary. I state clearly that it was one of the freest, fairest, and most peaceful party primary ever.
“The product of that exercise was Senator Hajia Binani. She was overwhelmingly voted for as the most popular candidate and the choice of the Adamawa people in that contest polling 430 votes against her closest rival, Nuhu Ribadu, who polled 288 votes.
“I wish to reiterate here that our great party, the APC has to put its acts together at this sensitive time and period.
“There are already rumours that certain elements in the party are conniving to put wedges and throw spanners in the works already completed by raising unfounded issues of cheating or rigging in that transparent exercise in Adamawa State.
“What this entails is that agent provocateurs and disgruntled elements want to begin a crisis that would not augur well for the party both at the gubernatorial and the presidential levels,” he said.
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