The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has warned that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his ruling party may lose the presidential election in Kano State in 2023 unless drastic measures are taken.
Ado-Doguwa, representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency in Kano State, in a news monitored of Channels Television current affairs program, Politics Today, gave the warning during a press conference in Abuja on Friday over the crisis currently rocking the party in the state.
He blamed the Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, for the crisis, saying he left the party structure in the hands of a disorganised set of people who cannot organise the party, thus frustrating loyal members.
Ado-Doguwa said: “It is my hope and it is the hope of the APC people in Nigeria that Bola can be able to discharge his duties; that Bola can be able to consolidate the gains earlier laid down by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ado-Dogunwa said the deputy governorship candidate of the APC in Kano is an in-law to the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
“He has been going about campaigning for the PDP presidential candidate that he prefers to be addressed as an in-law of a sitting president than a deputy governor,” he said.
“I want to say today without any fear of contraction; without any fear of intimidation; without any fear of any quarter or any authority anywhere that there is fire on the mountain as far as the APC is concerned in Kano State.
“There is fire on the mountain – I repeat, there is fire on the mountain.
“This is the right time to say it because we have been going through a silent crisis especially in the area of party administration and politicking with a lot of intrigues and exclusion of members.
“Management and administration of the party is being done exclusively by a few members of the party who are, by all standing, not supposed to handle what they are handling in the APC.
“I want to say for the purpose of clarification that I am talking about party politics in Kano; in our party, the APC.”
Meanwhile, in a recent development following an altercation, Ado-Doguwa attacked the Kano APC deputy governorship candidate, Murtala Sule Garo.