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The interim national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) headed by Chief Bisi Akande has halted the planned press conference by the two former gubernatorial aspirants in Adamawa State, Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd) of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Mr. Markus Gundiri of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and their supporters.
Journalists who were already at the venue of the press conference expecting the organisers to give reasons for convening the event were surprised when news got to them that the national leadership of the APC had instructed the two aligning groups not to go ahead with the event.
A source in one of the groups claimed that the press conference was intended to inform the leadership of the APC that they would not allow Governor Murtala Nyako to take over the structure of party as its leader.
He said Marwa and Gundiri were threatened by the national leadership of the party, instructing them to stop the press conference or face sanction.
According to the source, “the acting national chairman of the APC wants to kill the party in Adamawa State. We don't know who informed him about the conference and the reason he had to stop Marwa and Gundiri from addressing the press after they had booked for the venue of the conference."
Another source added that Marwa and Gundiri were having difficulties agreeing on who should be the leader of the alliance between the duo as a result, news reached the headquarters of the party and so they were advised to stop the conference not to cause division in the party in the state.
But Nyako has urged the two major politicians of APC in the state to align with him in building a vibrant and formidable party that will bring hope to the residence of the state.
Nyako, who reacted to the power squabble in the APC because of his defection to the party, urged them to sheath their swords because there was no need for bickering at the particular moment when the AP