By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor
The Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Senator Abubakar Gada, who was alleged to have purchased nomination forms to contest governorship election, is not a member of the party and could not ‘reap where he did not sow’.
In a statement issued by the party Sunday, the State Chairman of the party, Alhaji Isah Sadiq Achida, who referred a publication in one of the dailies, that the Senator had purchased APC guber nomination forms from the party headquarters, said Gada is not a card-carrying member of the party.
“The Sokoto State branch of the APC wishes to state categorically that as far as APC Sokoto is concerned, Senator Abubakar Gada is NOT a card carrying member of the APC. It is therefore a surprise that he has even gone as far as attempting to run for Governorship! Even if he carries any APC card, we doubt its authenticity and may have been fraudulently acquired, because it is nowhere in our records.
“The last we heard of him in Sokoto State politics, was in 2011 when he made a failed attempt to run for the Senate. He has never participated in any meetings or activities of the APC in Sokoto State, neither has he ever attended any Stakeholders meeting hosted by the Sokoto State Chapter of the APC.
“We are however aware that he is one of the several ‘absentee politicians’ in Abuja instigating trouble for our party against which the party is determined to deal with him,” the statement read.
Achida therefore requested that the National secretariat of the party rejects the forms until Gada came to register with the party at his ward, adding that doing otherwise would amount to impunity.
“In view of the foregoing, I wish to request our National Headquarters to reject his gubernatorial contest forms and advise him to come home and register if he wishes to participate in APC affairs in Sokoto State.
“To do otherwise will amount to encouraging impunity, crowning injustice and refusal to appreciate the efforts of loyal party members at home who have been toiling and sacrificing for our success,” he added.