Following the State Congresses of the All Progressives Congress last Saturday, the erstwhile Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, on Wednesday, said his faction will not accept the new state executive council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) elected at the state congress of the party by members of the party loyal to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Shekarau, currently a senator representing Kano Central district, and his colleagues from Kano in the National Assembly also held a parallel congress but it was not recognised by the leadership of the party at the national level.
He said the aggrieved members have petitioned the National Headquarters of the party to express their dissatisfaction with the conduct of the wards and local governments congresses in Kano State, which preceded the state congress.
In a statement, he said they were standing firm on their earlier decision to pursue justice and would not submit to the newly elected officials of the party in the state until the National Headquarters respond to their request and their members are fairly served.
However, the former governor reaffirmed his loyalty to the party and urged supporters to be cordial with others and not disrespect contrary views.
“We will only listen to the National Headquarters of the party whom we earlier reported our grievances to and our factional elected executives under the leadership of Ahmadu Danzago remain,” he said.