The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State is currently grappling with an internal crisis as the party commenced its membership registration.
Briefing newsmen on the development in Gombe on Thursday, member representing Gombe/Kwami/Funakaye Federal Constituency, Khamisu Mailantarki, said the party had been hijacked by defectors from the PDP.
The lawmaker said the APC guidelines stated that each of the merging party must be considered in the constitution of leadership at the state and local levels, which he said had not been done.
He said a complaint had been sent to the party’s national secretariat on the development but that nothing was being done about it.
Mailantarki appealed to the national leaders of the party to intervene and make the party in the state to abide by the guidelines and include everybody in the scheme of things.
“We want total involvement, especially the consideration of the three merging parties,’’ Mailantarki said.
He said that he was not being sponsored by another party to destabilise the APC in the state.
Reacting, the Interim Chairman of APC in the state, Magaji Doho, told newsmen that members of the dissident group were sponsored by another party to cause confusion in the new party.
Doho, however, said efforts were being made to reconcile issues with the aggrieved members of the party.
Two members of the Gombe State House of Assembly, former Chairmen of the defunct parties in the state- CPC, ACN and ANPP, which merged to be APC, were also in attendance.