Aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, in the last primaries to the various elective positions in Kaduna State, have resolved to drop all court cases against the party ahead of the 2023 general election.
The aspirants under the aegis of the Kaduna APC Aspirants’ Forum, also collapsed their structures into the party’s campaign council as automatic members.
The aspirants made their decision known at a press conference held at the party’s Zonal Secretariat, Kaduna, on Monday, shortly after a meeting with the state governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani.
However, the aspirants clarified that talks were still ongoing with two frontline governorship aspirants, Hon. Sani Sha’aban and Assistant Controller of Customs, Bashir Abubakar (retd), who were still aggrieved to shelve their grievances and tow the same line in the overall interest of the party.
The Chairman of the Forum, Ishaq Sale, however, vowed that they would work tirelessly to ensure that the APC win all the elective positions from presidency to state house of assembly in Kaduna State.
He said, “We just concluded meeting with our governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani. We all know his capacity, we all know the kind of person he is. He is a person that will ensure that everyone is carried along.
“The outcome of the meeting is that we have come together as a forum to collapse all our structures into one and support our party’s candidates from Bola Tinubu to Sani and all others, to ensure that all of them emerge victorious in the forthcoming general elections.
“By this, we are telling the general public that APC in Kaduna State is one, and that all the aspirants have come together to ensure that all our candidates emerge victorious.
“For those that have issues with their opponents, this forum has worked to ensure that all that are resolved, and we are proud to tell you that members of this forum are now ready to step down the cases they initiated in court in the shortest possible time.
“So, we are calling on other aspirants, who are not in attendance or who are yet to join this movement, to please come together and let us fight this battle together for us to achieve success come 2023.
“We have endorsed Sani as our governorship candidate, as far as APC Kaduna State Aspirants Forum is concerned. We are also working tirelessly to ensure that we produce not less than 600,000 votes across the state from this forum. By God’s grace, before 1pm on the election day, APC will be coming home to victory.”
On the position of two other aggrieved governorship aspirants, the chairman said discussions were still on and that they would reach an amicable resolution soon.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of Sani’s Campaign Council, Prof. Mohammad Bello, said agreements reached with the aspirants forum had been properly documented and would be fully implemented.
He also announced that all aspirants who contested various elective positions are now automatic members of his campaign council ,while appealing to all members to be united for the success of the party in 2023.