By Our Correspondent
Political activities in the ancient state of Katsina are getting interesting. The recent developments in the ruling APC in Katsina state has indicated intrigues and political horse trading that may characterise the 2023 general elections. Before now the general believe was that the contest in the Katsina APC will be a one way traffick. However the unpredictable nature of politics has begin to rear it’s head in Katsina APC.
As the party prepares for it’s Congress scheduled to begin on the 24th of July 2021 a new twist has emerged. A meeting blueinknews reliably gathered took place last weekend in Kano where modalities for the Congress were designed. The meeting blueinknews further gathered has the state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari and other top government officials in attendance.
The meeting blueinknews uncovered reached some crucial decisions on the nature and mode of the Congress. The first decision that threw some of the stakeholders off balance was the exemption of the caretaker committee of the party from playing any prominent role in the Congress.
Similarly the chief of staff to the governor, Comrade Muntari Lawal was appointed as the chairman of the state Congress committee. The list of stakeholders from wards to Local governments which was earlier compiled by the caretaker committee was cancelled.
Blueinknews also gathered that each prospective gubernatorial aspirant will nominate one person each to serve in the committee, senators and reps members were collectively given two slots. Other major stakeholders like Senator Abu Ibrahim were given one slots each.
This blueinknews gathered has changed 2023 political calculations within the party in Katsina state. What remained to be seen is how the events of the coming months will shape the future political destiny of the party in the state.