The rift in the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Niger State came to a fore as the state leadership of the party advised its supporters to shun a planned campaign organised by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi Sabi, representing Niger North Senatorial District and National Coordinator, of Tinubu/Shettima campaign.
The said rally was fixed for today, 31 January 2023 in New Bussa.
Senator Sabi had through his Special Assistant, Operations, Mohammed Garba Danladi in a letter dated 27th of January, 2023 and addressed to the state party chairman, Hon. Haliru Zakari Jikantoro, notified the party and the working committee of the planned ‘Grand Lockdown Rally’ in New Bussa town to galvanize support for APC candidates.
However, Niger APC State Working Committee in a statement by its publicity secretary, Mallam Musa Dan Sarkindaji, disclosed that the chairman of the party, Hon Haliru Zakari Jikantoro has disassociated himself from the campaign.