The All Progressives Congress in Bauchi State has expressed optimism in the outcome of the state’s election tribunal, stating that although, the party lost in the governorship election, it will reclaim its stolen mandate.
Hon. Isa Musa Matori, the leader of the concerned group under the umbrella of the party, therefore, called on all members of the APC in the state to be reunited.
Matori made this statement on Monday, while addressing a press conference of the group at the NUJ Secretariat, in Bauchi, according to Leadership.
He also debunked the allegation that crisis had hit the party in the state following call by some of it’s members to suspend it’s state chairman, Babayo Aliyu Misau.
He stated that Misau’s suspension call was due to his anti-party activities, stressing that the party only has some minor misunderstanding which is common in any party.
According to him, because the PDP government was afraid of losing out during the local government elections, it went ahead to select it’s local government council chairmen who did not contest any election.
Matomi said, “Some of you know the truth of what happened during the last governorship election in the state, they said that our candidate, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar lost the election, but we did not lose the election.
“In the light of this, we the APC concerned members in the state are calling on our members that this is not the time for the trading of blames, rather it is time to be more united than before so that we can pursue our case to a logical conclusion.
“There is no need for us to fight because of anything, we are all equal members of the party. Mallam Adamu Adamu supported all the candidates that contested under the platform of the party with financial support.
“We do not regard anybody as an outsider as long as you are a member of APC. What we need from everybody now, is total commitment to the party.”
Matori explained that what is needed from every member of the party is patience, commitment, perseverance and loyalty so that the party can emerge successful when their case is mentioned at the election tribunal.