By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH
Concerned Nasarawa APC Stakeholders, has expressed concerns over the exclusion of the House Of Assembly Speaker, Ogazi, majority faction of the Assembly from the ongoing Nasarawa State APC Caucus meeting.
The stakeholders had viewed this exclusion as a deliberate attempt to exacerbate the ongoing crisis within the Assembly.
In a press statement signed by Alh. Yusuf Ibrahim, spokesperson of the group, which was made available to journalist in Lafia, on Monday, revealed the commitment of the Concerned APC Stakeholders in Nasarawa State, to uphold the core values and ideals of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While appreciating the timelines of the scheduled caucus meeting, the concerned Stakeholders has observed with discontent regarding the exclusion of key party members from the meeting.
“The State Working Committee of the APC has intentionally invited the former Speaker Balarabe-led minority faction to the caucus meeting while excluding Speaker Ogazi and the majority faction of the Assembly, along with other critical stakeholders who have expressed their support for democracy and the rule of law in the state.”
“This exclusion, not only undermines the unity and progress of the party but also disregards an existing court order pertaining to the Assembly leadership crisis,’ the stakeholders said.
The Concerned APC Stakeholders in Nasarawa State criticize the John Mamman-led Executive Committee for its divisive and undemocratic actions. Believing that this exclusion from important party engagements and activities, such as the state caucus meeting, reflects a lack of readiness on the part of the party to resolve the Assembly leadership crisis, which is currently subject to litigation.
The stakeholders call upon His Excellency, Abdullahi A. Sule, the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, and His Excellency Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of APC, to urgently intervene in the matter and work towards finding a lasting solution to the Assembly leadership crisis.
They emphasize the need for the Governor to resist being misled by the John Mamman-led APC Executive Committee, accusing them of aligning with opposition parties and causing further division within the party.
The APC Stakeholders urge for a swift resolution to the crisis in order to prevent a potential gridlock in the state. They express their commitment to the progress and unity of the party and appeal to the Governor and the National Chairman to exercise their wisdom and bring an end to the Assembly leadership dispute.