From Tom Garba, Yola
An All Progressives Congress (APC) party chieftain in Adamawa state, Alhaji Ahmad Lawal, has cautioned the National working committee (NWC) of the party of a looming danger in the state as a result of imposing an acting state chairman to heads the affairs of the state’s party.
Ahmad, who is the state Organising Secretary, is worried over the possible breakup of the party in the state over what he called “negligence of members’ constitutional rights” to select a leader of their choice.
He accused the APC NWC of imposing one Ibrahim Bilal, a council chairman of the party from Michika on them.
“I don’t think our officials at the national level are not doing the right thing and in the interest of our good party, they do not consult us for anything or for any reason at the state level. They are also trying to impose an acting chairman of our party in the state. We shall resist this.
“You can recall that imposition was one of the things that led to the breakdown of PDP in Nigeria, today; it destroyed the party bringing APC on board.
“I can’t imagine our national leaders will just bring somebody from local government level and without consulting the SWC and to tell us overnight he is the acting Chairman of APC party in the state. At least we have our constitution and Article 17 of our Constitution talks of Congresses, fielding of candidates if there is any vacant positions and elections, it does not talk of imposition but talks of consensus”.