Ganduje And Okorocha Meets With Ibrahim Shekarau (Photos) - 9jaflaver"/>
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The congresses conducted by the APC seem to make matter worse as the opposing factions showed that they are obviously in struggle for party control. The story is not different in Kano State where former Governor Abubakar Shekarau and the incumbent Governor Abdullahi Ganduje are battling for who controls the party in the state. Shekarau just took an action that shows that he is very ready to battle with Ganduje over the control of APC in Kano.
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Shekarau attends public event with Zago
Shekarau made a public appearance in at event in Kano with a factional Chairman of Kano APC elected elected by his camp. This is a follow up to the parallel congress held by his faction even as Ganduje's camp also held their own congress. This move means that he is determined to push for his camp to be recognized as the authentic state chapter of the party. His faction had elected Ahmadu Haruna Zago as the factional Chairman of APC in Kano. According to a report by Daily Trust, Shekarau dared Ganduje by attending a political event in Kano in the company of Zago whom he recognized as the Chairman of the party in the state.
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Shekarau is the current Senator representing Kano Central in the Upper Chamber. It would be recalled that he had left the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and joined APC in the run up to 2019 general elections. He then teamed up with Ganduje against Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso who is also a former Governor of Kano. While the alliance helped Ganduje to win reelection, it also helped Shekarau to win his old time rival Kwankwaso who was defeated and stopped from returning to the Senate to occupy the Kano Central seat.
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Now, with the crack in APC, it is clear that the alliance between Ganduje and Shekarau has failed to remain united. The crisis in their camp show that they may be working against each other ahead of the 2023 general elections. Before now, Ganduje and Shekarau had conducted parallel congresses in Kano. According to the report cited above, while Shekarau's faction produced Zago, the camp of Ganduje produced Abdullahi Abbas as its Chairman. Making a public appearance with Zago as the Chairman of Kano APC based on the decision of his faction is a major action to show that Shekarau is determined to dare Ganduje's camp. With this, the battle for the control of Kano APC continues.
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