Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:01 pm
The four-member fact finding committee set up by the National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to look into the leadership dispute in the Kano state chapter of the Party, submitted its report on Tuesday at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
While submitting the report, Senator Mohammed Magoro, the Chairman of the fact finding Committee said their findings, all the procedures required by the Party’s constitution for the sack of the Kano State Executive Committee was followed.
Magoro added that the minutes and attendance of the meeting forms for the exercise were part of the reports. He added that the Kano State Executive Committee as per the APC constitution has the full powers to appoint the people to occupy the positions.”
The APC National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdul-Kadir received the report. Also, in attendance during the submission of the report were the Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuaibu and National Legal Adviser, Dr. Muiz Banire.
The Chairman of the fact finding committee, Senator Mohammed Magoro stated that according to a 9th September, 2016 letter signed by the APC National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdul-Kadir, the fact finding committee terms of reference was to examine the propriety of the decision of the Kano state executive committee removing the state Party Chairman, Umar Haruna Doguwa and the Organising Secretary, Sanusi Surajo Kwankwaso and the subsequent appointment of Abdullahi Abbas as acting Chairman and Ahmed Muhammad, the assistant state organising secretary, as the acting organising secretary.
The sacked party officials were loyalists of former Governor Musa Kwankwaso.
Senator Magoro said the fact finding committee met in Kaduna at the Party’s Zonal office on 15th September, 2016 to work out the modalities. He disclosed that seven persons appeared before the fact finding committee. Senator Magoro thanked the APC national leadership for the opportunity given the committee to serve the party.
He said: “Since the principal officers of the party in Kano where involved in the particular case, the committee decided to write to the Executive Governor of Kano State to intimate him of the committee’s assignment. The committee moved to Kano and paid a courtesy call on the executive governor of Kano state on 27th September, 2016.”
“According to our findings, all the procedures required and by the Party’s constitution, the Kano State Executive Committee followed due process. The minutes and attendance of the meeting forms part of the reports. The Kano State Executive Committee as per the APC constitution has the full powers to appoint the people to occupy the positions.”
While receiving the report, APC National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdul-Kadir stated that the report was for the consideration of the appropriate party organ to take a decision.
“We are publicly receiving the report of the fact finding committee in exhibition of the cardinal principles of this party in respect of transparency and also promoting the rule of law. Our party is a progressive party and believes in fairness to all and sundry.
“Our Party constitution requires that when we receive petitions and complaints from either an organ of the party at any level or from any member of the party in respect of leadership dispute, we are not required to even discuss it, we are only required as a body to send a fact finding committee to make findings and report back so that our discussions will not pre-empt or pre-judge anybody involved in the matter.
“I will not comment on the report. The report is for the consideration of the appropriate party organ to take a decision.” Inuwa Abdul-Kadir stated.