Suspension: 37 APC states chairmen back Ganduje as national chair 

The 37 state chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Tuesday, paid solidarity visit to the national chairman of the party, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, declaring total support for him.

The visit is coming after a group in Kano state purportedly suspended the national chairman.

 Speaking during the visit, the forum, led by its acting chairman and Lagos state chairman, Cornelius Ojelabi, at the party’s national secretariat, described those behind the purported suspension of Ganduje as imposters that do not mean well for the party.

“We are here on a mission and to let you know that you are the captain of the ship. With me here are also your foot soldiers in the 36 states and FCT,” he said.

“We are here to show our solidarity and sincere commitment to appreciate what NWC have been doing for the party. We will give you our total support.

“You have started a journey on restructuring and expanding our party. We are pretty sure you are on course. From what we are seeing, those behind the plot against you are not even members of our party. So they cannot be allowed to derail our party.”

Also speaking, the chairman of the Bayelsa state chapter of the party, Dennis Otiotio told Ganduje to be rest assured that he would not be affected by what he termed “the judicial abracadabra” that led to the removal of his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from office.

Describing the attempt to unseat Ganduje by imposters as an impossible task, he called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to reprimand judges who make themselves willing tools in the hands of politicians. 

“What they intend to do was a coup thank God coup has failed. We are solidly behind you anytime any day,” he added.

Responding, Ganduje, who accused Governor Abba Yusuf-led Kano state government for masterminding the plot to unseat him,said the development should not be seen as a surprising in view of the domineering posture of the APC in the country.

He said: “The government in Kano state is behind this drama. This is one kind of drama we call Africa magic, which is not leading democracy anywhere. This is a new negative development whereby members belonging to a different political party, not even elected Exco members, are posing themselves as APC members and taking resolutions that could affect the nation. This is not acceptable.”