A stalwart of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Katsina state has debunked claims that a faction of the party known as ‘APC Akida’ has been formed in the state.
The APC chieftain Dikko Radda, speaking with journalists in Kaduna, on Sunday, said there had never been a faction of the party in the state.
He urged aggrieved members to channel their grievances to the right quarters, but not to attempt to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari, an indigene of the state.
“Such vituperations were not targeted at the governor but the President because the president is a bona-fide member of APC in his ward, local government and state and he attends meeting of Katsina APC where necessary, he said.
“So for any member to say he has been excluded is not true. Because as a stakeholder of APC in the state, I know the governor has called for meetings of all stakeholders more than four times and almost all the people that were complaining about marginalisation were in attendance and not only that their opinions were respected during such meetings”.
Dikko, who is the Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDAN), urged members of the party to be cautious.
He said, “Honestly, the governor will sit with any aggrieved person and iron out any issue raised. Some of them that were at the meeting we respect them, they are our leaders, we will not allowed them to go in vein after working for the victory of the party in the state.
“We will do everything possible to bring them back into our fold. This is democracy, democracy involves agreeing and disagreeing. It involves accepting and not accepting. You can see us tomorrow sitting eating, chatting and drinking together.”