It looks like that there is a crack in the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over a member’s comments on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Women Affairs Minister Hajia Aisha Alhasan.
It was learnt that the National Vice Chairman (North West), Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, has come under fire for his comments on the duo.
Some members are demanding that he be sanctioned for what they call unauthorised comments.
Abdulkadir had attacked Atiku and Alhassan over the minister’s statement that she would support the former vice president against President Muhamadu Buhari in the 2019 election.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also said he is not running and disowned a group campaigning for him.
The NWC members said Abdulkadir was acting out a script, adding that he did not speak on the committee’s behalf.
They also alleged that he was sighted driving towards the residence of a former top government official after his press conference against Atiku on Friday.
They are demanding sanctions against Abdulkadir for “official trespass” by dabbling in the affairs of the North-East when he is from the North-West.
However, APC National Publicity Secretary Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi said the party has taken no position yet on Atiku’s and Alhassan’s comments.
He said any NWC member that speaks is just expressing his or her personal opinion.
The Nation report that while some members of the NWC are backing Atiku and Alhassan, some are with the President.
It was also learnt that most NWC members are angry that the party’s leadership was not consulted on ministerial appointments and was not briefed on the direction of the Buhari administration.topics from