The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state may be heading for crisis, following a vote of no confidence passed on the interim chairman of the party in the state, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed.
THISDAY learnt that the vote of no confidence was passed on Baba Ahmed during a joint meeting of lawmakers from the Kaduna State House of Assembly and the National Assembly members from the state, who are members of the APC.
But Baba-Ahmed denied that he was not aware of such action from any group or individual, saying that the interim management committee of the party in the state was running an all inclusive system.
The lawmakers were said to have accused the APC leader of alleged high-handedness and dictatorial tendencies against party members.
The minority leader of the Kaduna House of Assembly, Hon. Shehu Adamu, who confirmed the development, said the vote of no confidence was passed on Baba Ahmed as a result of his unilateral decisions against party members.
“We issued a vote of no confidence against him yesterday during our meeting with our colleagues from the National Assembly, including Senator Sani Saleh. We did that because of his frequent unilateral decisions and high-handedness against party members. He refused to listen to us, so we have no other option than to take such a decision. We shall call a press conference later and intimate the press with the details,” Adamu said.
However, Baba Ahmed, while reacting on the issue said he was not aware of anybody or group passing a vote of no confidence on the interim management committee of the APC in Kaduna state.
According to him, Kaduna state interim management committee of the APC is a model in unity and inclusiveness, adding that every decision taken was a product of internal democratic process.
“It is possible that the opposition is worried over our success in the state and is attempting to engineer a crisis within our ranks. It won’t succeed” he said in an SMS to THISDAY in Kaduna.