Crisis in the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Kaduna State has forced Shunom Adinga, one of the 100 aspirants that have shown interest to contest May 12 chairmanship local government election to withdraw.
Adinga spoke to newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday.
He said, “It is no longer news that I have declared my intention to contest for the position of Chairman, Kagarko Local Government Area under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“However, it will shock most of you today to know that after consultations with my family and some key stakeholders of our party in Kagarko local government and at the state level, I have resolved to withdraw my intention to contest for the coveted seat in the council.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the fundamental reason for my imminent decision not to contest is predicated on the fact that the APC as a party is widely divided against its self.
“It is a pity to watch helplessly while the party collapses, because of lack of internal democracy and party supremacy, which led to internal wrangling and the polarisation of the party.
“APC in Kaduna state is totally in disarray and is being factionalized into two camps: APC Government House and APC Restoration/Akida. The party is engrossed in crisis of of legitimacy, each faction claiming legitimacy over the other.
“While APC Government house is being is chaired by Shuaibu Lauje, APC Restoration /Akida is chaired by S.I. Wada. As it is now, I don’t know which faction is the authentic.
“While the crisis deepening as unabatedly, each faction has its separate office, followers. Each is selling expression of interest forms.
“It is on this view point that I feel that my integrity and credibility will be at stake if I continue to depend on a house that the roof top detached from the other component of the house.”
“I’m still an unalloyed member of the party; I still pay my allegiance to the APC. And I’m urging all my teaming followers to remain committed to our great Party,” he said.