An All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Adamawa State, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu has said that it is a mere dream for members of the party to be thinking of winning an election in Adamawa state the way things are going in the party.
Adamu who is the Yola North Chairman of the party worried over how members of the party found joy in anti party activities bringing the party to disrepute of winning election in the country.
He gave an account of what happened in Adamawa in 2019 general elections when senior and critical party members vehemently worked against the party and gave PDP an undue chance to win the election just because they contested and lost.
“Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow was the leader of the party this party senior men from Abuja fought his toes and nails with no fault of his as far as I’m concerned made us lose the election to undeserving PDP government,” Adamu said
He observes that the only big office that the APC is left within the state, is the Central Senatorial zone with Engr Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani as the representative Senator, a perceived leader of the party.
She is the only senior elective office they can boast on, and they have started fighting her also for primordial sentiments, he said.
“Who bewitched us? What is wrong with us why can’t we unite over common issues? Why are we so sentimental? Why is the party going this way doing harm than good to its members? Why are we all doing this to ourselves? There is no Just sense because you contested an election and lost and turned yourself an enemy of the party. I don’t think this is what we have bargained for.”
Suleiman was of the opinion that unless things take a new shape and true reconciliation, forgiveness, passion and love of the party become our norms, he is seeing the party repeating the same mistake made in 2019, not only in the Adamawa state, but the country at large.
He revealed that the last Edo election, APC Sons and Daughters involved in massive anti-party activities against their own candidate to return Obaseki as a seating Governor.
He said Anti party activities going on in APC have now become a norm and members are doing with all sense of impunity with no anyone to caution them.
He lamented that the internal mechanism reward system to loyal and deserving members of APC is nothing to write home about.
“Until the party begins to value its members and reward those that tirelessly work for the party, it is then the party will get its right footings.
” I was rumoured of a story that the national caretaker committee is trying to remove the Adamawa party officials, may I remind those briefly holding the affairs of the party that we were duly elected and have a tenure life span, any attempt to remove us is tantamount to breaking the Constitution of the party and we will head to court to seek redress.
“They suppose to suspend those work and still working against the party in the last 2019 elections and the recent Edo state election but they would not because they are holding big brief cases and we are not to them. Let them know this we are going to battle them in the court if they dare remove us as elected party executive from state to wards levels.
“Imagine people dying for the sake of the party, I became broke and my business is now comatose all in the name of APC and end up unrewarded because of the party we all thought is going to change the negative narratives of the country.
” I’m sure President Muhammadu Buhari is not aware of so many abnormalities going in the party, I think things have to work up fast in redeeming the party image, else we will be doomed for a total shame in 2023.” He advised
He further condemned the action of some Youths in the party under the dictates of some politicians to sanction Senator Binani.
An act, he described as childish and links to the high rate of anti-party activities engulfing the party.
“Binani has done nothing and she is doing well in representing us and what she has done so far no Senator ever represented us has done that.” He added