By G9ija

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned Senator Kabiru Marafa, a chieftain of the party in Zamfara State to guard against utterances and actions capable of receiving adverse disciplinary review in the light of relevant provisions of the party’s constitution.

The party has therefore advised the former lawmaker and his cohorts in Zamfara APC to shun the urge to reduce party issues to personality contests and submit to party supremacy and internal dispute resolution provided for by the constitution of the party or risk severe disciplinary action.

Senator John James Akpanudedehe, Secretary of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), in a statement released in Abuja reminded the APC chieftain that the party never suspended the state congress in the state as wrongly conceived.

Instead, he said the party, acting on security report wrote the Chairman of the APC Congress Committee, Alh. Ibrahim Kabir Masari only requested him to temporarily suspend the Congress until the coast is clear.

Akpanudoedehe said, “For the avoidance of doubt, the APC received intelligence reports bordering on the security of the Zamfara State APC Ward Congress Committee, hence the need to temporarily suspend their activities. That necessitated the letter of 5th November 2021 to the Chairman of the Committee, Alh. Ibrahim Kabir Masari, only.

“After, evaluation and consultations, the Committee, in a letter dated 10th November 2021 was okayed to proceed with the conduct of the Zamfara State Ward Congresses on Saturday 13th, November 2021, which Sen. Marafa participated.

“This had nothing to do with the 21 days notice for the conduct of Wards, Local Government Areas and State Congresses in Zamfara State earlier sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which subsists.

“The letter to Alh. Ibrahim Kabir Masari which Sen. Marafa is brandishing is an internal administrative correspondence and was not copied to INEC nor any other agency or person(s) as the case may be.

“This clarification is necessary to guide Sen. Marafa and his cohorts who seem bent on misleading our teeming party members in Zamfara State.

“The Party urges Sen. Marafa and his cohorts not to reduce the political issues to a contest of personalities but submit to party supremacy and internal dispute resolution structures adequately provided for by the APC Constitution. Anything outside this amounts to insubordination and indiscipline and the APC constitution is very clear on this”.