The All Progressives Congress APC in Zamfara state has alleged that the party lost the 2023 governorship election to cabals in the state, Alhaji Tukur Danfulani, APC state chairman has said
According to Danfulani, the party supporters were intimidated by overzealous soldiers.
He made the disclosure on Thursday in Gusau, during the inauguration of an 11-member Committee to investigate allegations against some members of APC who engaged in anti-party activities during the last general elections in the state.
The Committee was set up following series of petitions against some members of the party in the state.
Inaugurating the Committee, Danfulani said the committee would be headed by the party’s State Publicly Secretary, Mallam Yusuf Idris Gusau.
He charged members of the committee to thoroughly study all allegations levelled against anyone, irrespective of his or her position in the party.
He said the term of reference include: “To verify the level of involvement of group or individuals in anti-party and profer measures to be taken against them”.
The chairman further disclosed that already, the state Secretariat of the party is in possession of copies of petitions against some of the members.
“The committee should handle its assignment without fear or favour but in the interest of the party and in accordance with the provisions of the party’s constitution” he said.
He commended the doggedness of those who stood by the party and its candidates at the polls for their resilience despite alleged intimidation meted against them by overzealous red-hand banded gun wielding soldiers.
He assured that the Zamfara APC will reclaim the stolen mandate by a cabal operating in the state.
“The party will ensure justice to all its members at all levels”.
He charged the committee to dig more and get correct information from wards, local government and state levels in order to get accurate information that will guide the party.
Similarly, the party also held a special meeting with members of Zamfara State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Hon. Nasiru Maazu Magarya and reviewed the conduct of the just concluded 2023 general elections in the state.
The meeting mapped out new strategies on best ways to sustain its support base in the state.
In his response, the Chairman of the committee, Mallam Yusuf Idris Gusau, thanked the party for finding the members worthy of the assignment, noting that his appointment as chairman indicated the trust the party has in him.
He promised that the committee would not leave any stone unturned while discharging its duty.