IN­SIDE POL­I­TICS Kaduna APC mem­bers protest con­sen­sus de­ci­sion

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Mis­bahu Bashir, Kaduna

Some as­pi­rants and mem­bers of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State yes­ter­day protested what they called lack of con­sul­ta­tion be­fore choos­ing the party’s con­sen­sus can­di­dates in the forth­com­ing party con­gresses.

Lead­ers of the party had re­solved at the end of a ‘con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing’ in prepa­ra­tion for the ward, lo­cal govern­ment and state con­gresses tak­ing place be­tween April 5 and 23, 2014 in Kaduna that they would sup­port the “emer­gence of con­sen­sus can­di­dates wher­ever pos­si­ble.”

But an as­pi­rant for the po­si­tion of the state party chair­man, Ab­dul­lahi Garba Ab­bas, yes­ter­day said the de­ci­sion of the party lead­ers to fa­vor the emer­gence of un­op­posed can­di­dates at the con­gresses was not unan­i­mous be­cause “nei­ther the party mem­bers nor as­pi­rants were con­sulted.”

He said mem­bers of the party would de­cide on whether or not to sup­port the de­ci­sion. “I am in­dif­fer­ent over the de­ci­sion and I will abide by the po­si­tion of party mem­bers,” he said.

Ab­bas who de­clared his in­ten­tion to con­test at the con­gresses said good lead­er­ship en­tails man­ag­ing the party in such “a way that it will en­sure jus­tice and fair play among the mem­bers.”

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