The All Progressives Congress,APC, Kaduna State chapter has disassociated from statement by Southern Kaduna APC Youths urging Governor Nasir El-Rufai to dissolve the Management of Kaduna State University over the temporary relocation of Kafanchan Students to the main Campus in Kaduna.
In a statement issued by Hon. Manasseh Istifanus,Director of Media and Publicity, APC, Kaduna State said APC as a party will not issue any statement by proxy and will not allow other people whether they are APC members or not issue statements using the party’s name as a platform that are capable of creating division and disaffection within the APC.
The statement added that the party is being governed by a constitution and there is leadership and hierarchy in the party.
The statement reads in parts:” The APC in the State dissociate itself from that press statement because the said statement was drafted by mischief makers who are enemies of the Party (APC) and the Kaduna State Government just to create division and to also score cheap political points.”
“In a fact finding mission by my humble self, I discovered that it was in the best interest of the Students of Kafanchan Campus that the Management of KASU unanimously agreed to move the Kafanchan Students to the Main Campus so that they will not miss any session and to equally create room for Admission into various courses in the Kafanchan Campus for the next Academic session.”
“I went further to sought the opinion of some friends in the University who are of Southern Kaduna extraction like Dr Benjamin Kumai Gugong and Mr Lucky Kantoma who both have cleared the airwaves by informing me of the good intentions of the University Management to move the Kafanchan Students to the Main Campus so as not to loose any Academic session and they both told me their concurrence to the decision by the School Management because the Kafanchan Campus was closed down on the advice of the State Security Council by the State Government due to security reasons and not the decision of the School Management.”
“The said statement was allegedly signed by one Hon. Victor Asat who as at the time of signing this statement is not known by the APC in the State. He is not an official of the State Party, he is also not an Exco of the APC in Zone III and he is definitely not a registered group leader with the State Party as we have a full list of the Support Groups under the APC and the names of their leaders. Therefore, the said Hon. Victor Asat does not have the capacity to write and sign statements using the APC as a platform.”
APC statement explained further:”The Party wishes to inform its members Statewide that investigation is underway to unravel the mischief makers and hand them over to the appropriate authorities as the APC will not fold its arms and allow some people use its name for their selfish political gains.
We therefore urge our members and supporters to remain focused as the dying opposition is capable of doing anything to have “the last kick” of a dying horse. We equally suspect some overzealous youths for this same mischief. We want to assure everyone that we will get to the root of the statement credited to the APC Youth in Southern Kaduna because even the APC Youth leader in Zone III is not aware of the statement and he equally doesn’t know the said Hon. Victor Asapa
“On behalf of the APC in Kaduna State, I want to sincerely thank the Vice Chancellor of Kaduna State University Prof. Mohammed Tanko and his Management team for this decision to move the students so that they don’t loose their Academic session and by implication loose Admission for the next Academic session.” the statement stressed.