Members of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), one of the political parties that merged to form the present All Progressive Congress (APC), has said that they are not part of the r-APC championed by Mr Buba Galadima. According to the group, shortly after the merger and the subsequent issues that erupted, they only consoled themselves under Great Nigeria Group (GNG).
The National leader of the GNG, Dr Umar Duhu told LEADERSHIP that they were happy with the return of Sen Ali Modu Sheriff into the APC which he said gave them more hope.
He denied that members of the defunct ANPP were part of the Buba Galadima- led rAPC.
“We are now happy that one of our pillars, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff is back into the APC. He is working hard to ensure timely intervention in the marginalisation and the feud that affected the defunct ANPP family members,” Duhu said. “Even though Mr. Buba Galadima, the chairman of the r-APC did mention in a statement that some CPC, ACN and other members of the ANPP – known as legacy parties decided to come together and form r-APC, the GNG, an umbrella body of the defunt ANPP won’t take decision without the consent of their leaders including Sen Ali Modu Sheriff”. “So, we are not party to r-APC,” Duhu said adding that they won’t be part of it.
“It is true that the ANPP family in the APC cried severally of total marginalisation, neglect and non-inclusion in the APC.” “APC is a party which the ANPP is a critical stakeholder as one of the three legacy parties that came together and formed it.” “But for the records and avoidance of doubt, the ANPP family members has never held any meeting with Mr. Buba Galadima nor any person or groups for the purpose of forming what is today called the r-APC or any other name,” Duhu said. Duhu, a pioneer APC National Vice Chairman, North East, said the “Great Nigeria Group (GNG)”, the umbrella body which has coordinated the defunct ANPP members is still part of the APC.
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