A stakeholder of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and also an aspirant of the position of National Party Chairman, Ahmad Mansir Aliyu Matawalle, has faulted the conduct of the ongoing ward congress in Kano, saying that due process was not followed while selecting the candidates.
Aliyu, who lamented the non-participation of the party members in the activity, said the low turnout for the Congress was due to the fact that party members were aggrieved with the procedure for the consensus candidates, which is contrary to the constitution of the party.
He stated this while addressing newsmen on Saturday at his Tarauni ward in Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State, where the consensus was held in less than one hour.
According to him, “stakeholders have pronounced that we should have a consensus candidate and by virtue of our party constitution, a consensus has been explained in article 20 that all party members at ward should come out and select or elect their leaders at the ward level.
“But if you look at it, few people just came out and turn out for the consensus and the leadership has been taken.
“The party constitution has explained how consensus should take place, so we have a procedure.
“The turnout is low because some party members have pulled out or some aggrieved members are annoyed with the procedure.
“So, I call on the party stakeholders at national or State to make sure that we follow the party constitution and procedure so that we have progress in the party.
“Based on the membership registration of which the National Caretaker Committee’s Chairman, Governor Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe State told newsmen that over 40 million people have registered in the party. If you look at the turnout, it is very low,” Aliyu stated.