Dust in Taraba APC over none inclusion of former ambassador in PCC

By Suru Charles

The none inclusion of the former Nigeria ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Alhaji Hassan Jika Ardo, in the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has no doubt begun to ignite dust in Taraba state.

The dust, as noticed by our correspondent, is emanating from different groups of the party, who could not fathom why the former abandoned was not included in the PCC

One of the groups, that made its position known yesterday is the Friend of Jagaban Initiative (FOJI),

Briefing journalists in Jalingo, the state capital, they felt sad at the way and manner the pioneer chairman of APC in the state was sidelined.

Describing him, as a “grassroots mobilizer” the dream of the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, clinching Taraba in the presidential election, they believed would no doubt turn out to be a mirage should they fail to include Ardo in the campaign team.

Led by its National Secretary, Mallam Mahmoud Lamu, “APC can only make headway in Taraba if our leaders deemed it necessary to bring in Ardo.”

Citing the present crisis in the state chapter of the party which they believed has not only fictionalized the party but threatening the party’s existence, co-opting the former ambassador to the team, they are certain will go a long way in addressing the ills presently bedevilling the party.

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The group who noticed that the upheavals in the party have robbed the party of the opportunity of fielding a governorship candidate for the forthcoming general elections passionately beckoned at the leadership of the party to as a matter of urgency insert the right peg in the right hole.

The group said “appeal for APC to consider the inclusion of Ambassador Hassan Jika Ardo, a former Nigerian Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobego as a member of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in an all effort to ensure the success of APC in Taraba State with landslide come 2023.”

Aligning their weights to the group, other chieftains of the party, among who is a former permanent Secretary, Bakari Dorofi, felt sad that APC in Taraba has not been itself since Ardo vacated the chairmanship seat.

On the fallout that emanated from the party primary elections held in the state, they pleaded with all the aggrieved aspirants to join forces with the party to make progress.

They said “we are calling on the APC not to relent in bringing the aggrieved aspirants together even though some have sought court redress” adding that “We are still appealing to them to continue to have faith and confidence in the party other than any other organ.”

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