The Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied Senator Abubakar Gada, who had reportedly purchased nomination forms to contest the governorship primary election.
In a statement issued on Sunday by the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Isah Achida, the party chairman claimed Senator Gada was not a card-carrying member of the party.
He said, “The Sokoto State branch of the APC wishes to state categorically that as far as the APC Sokoto is concerned, Senator Abubakar Gada, is not a card-carrying member of the APC.
“Even if he carries any APC card, we doubt its authenticity and may have been fraudulently acquired, because it is nowhere in our records. The last we heard of him in Sokoto State politics was in 2011 when he made a failed attempt to run for the Senate.
“He has never participated in any meetings or activities of the APC in Sokoto State, neither has he ever attended any stakeholders meeting hosted by the Sokoto State chapter of the APC.”