Mr. Zakari Muhammad, the Katsina state chairman, congresses committee has dismissed as false, claims by the `APC Akida’ in the state that its members were not allowed to purchase forms to contest in the congresses.
According to him, the committee does not recognize any akida faction adding that all party members were given the opportunity to contest without any hindrance.
His words ‘’I am not aware of APC Akida, all I know is that we have sold forms to interested persons and all of them were allowed to contest.
‘’Though, in some places where there were consensus, some candidates stepped down for others to allow for their re-elections,’’ he said.
Muhammad said that the committee had not received any complain on the conduct of local government congress, but had received one complaint on the ward congresses which had been resolved by the appeal panel.
He said that the congresses were free, fair and conducted in accordance with the APC constitution.