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Presidency denies claims of support for Kano APC faction



The Presidency has debunked claims by one of the factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, that they have received the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Saturday, who noted that Buhari had not endorsed any faction, adding that that the statement was blatantly untrue.

Shehu tagged the claims as “blatantly untrue. This cannot happen when matters are awaiting adjudication by the courts.

“To be clear on this one, President Buhari has not endorsed any faction.

“His support is for the All Progressives Congress as a Party, united and strong, and not of any faction.”

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An Abuja High Court had sacked the leadership of the APC faction in Kano loyal to the Gov. Ganduje and declared the executives of former Governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau, as duly elected leaders of the party in the state.

The APC in Kano is split into two factions, one loyal to the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the other to a senator, Ibrahim Shekarau.

The crisis degenerated into a legal tussle after the October 18 parallel congresses that produced two sets of executives loyal to the two leaders.

Mr Shekarau’s faction elected Haruna Danzago as chairman while Mr Ganduje’s faction elected Abdullahi Abbas.

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