Party insists Baba-Ahmed is the most suitable for the position
The Interim Management Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, on Monday rejected the resignation of its chairman, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.
Mr. Baba-Ahmed resigned on Sunday, citing the failure of the national secretariat to resolve the party’s crisis in the state.
The state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mohammed Attahiru, said in Kaduna that even though the party understood Mr. Baba-Ahmed’s reasons for resigning, it had however rejected it.
Mr. Attahiru said that the committee met and appraised the situation and resolved to recognise Mr. Baba-Ahmed as the authentic state chairman.
“He was forced by circumstances beyond his control to put up his resignation. The Interim Management Committee of the strongest party in Kaduna State, have now decided that we have seen reason in everything stated in his letter, but we are rejecting his resignation.
“We the members of the interim management committee said no, we are only interested in somebody that we know who can deliver us to the promised land. We are interested in somebody that cannot be intimidated,” Mr. Attahiru said.
He said that the committee was making efforts to ensure that the APC national headquarters addressed the problems tearing the party apart in the state.
“We are doing everything possible to make the national headquarters address the situation so that the problem in Kaduna State is resolved quickly and is not allowed to destroy other branches in the North,” he said.
Mr. Attahiru urged the national secretariat of the party to allow for the conduct of members registration in the state.