Shema, Masari in attendance as Katsina APC holds caucus meeting

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The Katsina state chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC),  over the weekend held its caucus meeting with former Governors Shehu Shema and Aminu Masari in attendance. 

The meeting, held at the Presidential Banquet Hall of the Government House Katsina, was also attended by other party chieftains and stakeholders in the State.

The attendees included  former and serving members of the State and National Assembly, such as Senator Hadi Sirika, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Muntari Dan Dutse, Abdul-aziz Musa Yar’adua, and Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly Nasir Yahaya Daura.

 Katsina Governor, Dikko Radda who chaired the meeting , briefed the gathering on the dissolution and reconstitution of the APC Caucus at both state and local government levels.

He also announced the formation of four committees to conduct primaries for the upcoming local government elections under the Party’s auspices.

According to him, the committees included those on  reconciliation, screening, election, and appeal.

He explained that the process will begin with the sale of candidate nomination forms on May 9th and end with the submission of candidate names on May 20th, 2024.

Radda described the meeting as the first of its kind during his administration, convened to fulfill the provisions of the APC constitution. He emphasized that the Caucus was constituted to ensure the Party’s success in the forthcoming local government election, adhering to the Party’s constitutional provisions and making proper arrangements.

The Katsina Governor urged the State and local government caucuses to collaborate closely with the Party, ensuring fairness and integrity in candidate selection to secure electoral victory.

Acknowledging the unwavering commitment of former Governors  Masari and  Shema to fostering party unity,  Radda assured the State that he would present a one-year anniversary report showcasing the achievements of his administration.

He further appealed to political office holders to build public confidence in the APC leadership within the State by avoiding selfish interests and working collaboratively for the collective good.

In their separate remarks, former Governors Masari and  Shema expressed appreciation for the peaceful coexistence among party members and appealed for further unity and cooperation to achieve success in the upcoming local government elections. They reaffirmed their continued support and cooperation with the APC-led administration for the development of the Party and the entire State.

Former Senators Sirika and Ibrahim challenged the APC Caucus in the State to lay a strong foundation for the Party’s victory in the 2027 general elections. They appealed to party supporters to remain united and supportive of government policies and programs for further development.

APC State Chairman Sani Aliyu Daura and his Deputy Bala Abu Musawa stated that the meeting aimed to brainstorm and discuss strategies for maintaining the APC’s victory at all levels. They warmly welcomed former Governor Shema back into the party and pledged to work hand-in-hand with him to propel the Party forward.

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