No merger between APC, Action Alliance, says Omoaje
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
The leadership of the Action Alliance (AA) has dispelled the purported merger of the party with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bid to support the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
National Chairman of the party, Dr Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, in a statement issued on Friday denied any link between the party and APC, saying the party would not work for any other candidate or political party.
However, he said that Major Hamzat Al-Mustapha who parades himself as the presidential candidate was only doing so at his own peril as the party has its own candidate.
A section of the AA in the North West zone had in a statement signed by one Hajiya Amina Kilishi Lamido, who claimed to be Zonal Coordinator of the Action Alliance Presidential Council in the North West Zone said that the AA campaign committee had merged with the presidential campaign team of Tinubu.
But Hon Omoaje, who described the development as mere rumour, insisted that such arrangement only existed in the minds of those peddling the rumour.
Omoaje noted that all the claims of the peddlers of the rumour were mere figments of their own imagination as the AA remains one.
He gave the names of the party leaders from the North East zone to include Suleiman Abdulrasheed (National Secretary Kaduna State), Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar (National Vice Chairman North West, Jigawa state), Hajiya Aisha Abdullahi (Deputy National Women Leader, Niger state), Sani Darma (Kano Leader).
Others are the State Chairman from North West zone including Hon. Magaji Marafa (Kaduna State), Saminu yaro (Kastina State chairman), Aliyu inusa Danbago (Kano State chairman), Alh. Ismaila Dutse (Jigawa state chairman), Shuaiba Altine (Sokoto State chairman), Tukur Musa Yaro (Kebbi State) and Hon. Sani idirs (Zanfara State Secretary).
He declared that none of the aforementioned leaders of the party had left for any other political party.
He said those contesting under the platform of the party through his leadership are the only authentic contestants of the party.