Ganduje declares Shekarau-led parallel APC Kano Congress illegal
Former Kano Governor Ibrahim Shekarau, Senator Barau Jibril (Kano North), and other All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in Kano State did not attend Saturday’s State Congress at Sani Abacha Stadium’s Indoor Sports Hall.
Senator Shekarau, who served as Minister of Education from 2014 to 2015 and is a Kano Central lawmaker, is at odds with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje over who controls APC delegates in Kano, according to The Nation.
Senators Shekarau and Jibril, along with Hon. Ibrahim Shaaban Sharada, led a parallel Congress at an unfinished building in Janguza, Tofa local government area, while the State Congress was being held.
Speaking at the APC Congress at the Indoor Stadium, Governor Ganduje declared that any parallel Congress was illegitimate.
He said: “Only disgruntled politicians will hold a parallel state congress in Kano state.
“We are here in Sani Abacha Stadium with 3,320 delegates assembled to participate in the APC state congress -to elect officials of APC who will run the affairs of the party.
This is the (only) authentic gathering where members are going to elect state congress members. Any other place in the state, where this type of gathering is said to be taking place must be regarded as illegal,” Ganduje said.
The Kano Governor urged APC members to support their leaders who would be given the mandate to lead them.