A faction of the All Progressives Congress, codenamed Reformed-All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State has inaugurated its state executive committee members.
The faction was inaugurated on Friday in Kaduna and a retired army officer, Col. Dauda Gora emerged as the State Chairman.
A former Commissioner for Women Affairs under Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Mrs. Rabiu Abdulsalam emerged as deputy chairman, Mr. Jafaru Abbas is the secretary and Shehu Abubakar will serve as assistant secretary.
Other executive members are Alhaji Uba Maiwashi as zonal vice-chairman (I), Abdullahi Jafaru as zonal vice chairman (II), Hosea Buba as zonal vice chairman (III), Auta Maisamari as state legal adviser and Ayuba Imam as Treasurer, Pastor Ephraim Haruna as state Financial Secretary and Mock Kure as the state publicity secretary.
Gora pledged their loyalty to the Buba Galadima-led national executive committee of the party.
He said the APC in the state had nothing close to semblance of democracy under the leadership of the Mallam Nasir el-Rufai.
His words: “You are all aware of the reasons informing the emergence of the Reformed-All Progressives Congress from the All Progressives Congress. You are equally aware of how different political platforms collapsed to form the APC prior to the 2015 general elections.
“Sadly, the yearnings and aspirations of our people have not come to fruition both at the national level and in our dear Kaduna State in particular.
“We were made to believe that we were dealing with democrats, and so we entrusted them with our votes, little did we know that we were casting our votes to unleash the worse form of dictatorship on the hapless people of Kaduna State. Today, those ideals of democracy which include the right to vote and be voted for in free, fair and credible elections have all been stultified.”