Leaders have emerged, at the state level, for the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, known as APC Akida.
The group, however, said that it would soon name its leaders at all levels in the state.
The state executive committee of the group has Mr Tom Maiyashi as convener, Alhaji Ibrahim Yaro, deputy convener and Hafsat M. Baba as secretary.
Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, yesterday, Maiyashi said the APC Akida will serve as a platform for key stakeholders and active members of the APC to work for the progress of the party in the state.
Those at the meeting included Senator Shehu Sani and Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.
Maiyashi said that in the coming weeks, the APC Akida would intensify its campaign to mobilise members to protect what he termed as their legitimate interests.
The convener said that the group came into being because the APC has been hijacked and incapacitated by the powers-that-be in the state.
“We believe in playing responsible and constructive roles because the government appears to have shut out basic involvement of citizens in governance,” he said.
“We came on board because our party structures do not exist or function in a manner prescribed by our party’s constitution. It does not protect the interests of our members, and one of our key goals is to help reestablish party structure at all levels.”
He said that the APC Akida was neither a faction nor an alternative party structure.
Maiyashi said that the group was committed to seeing that the APC-led government in the state worked successfully for the people.
He called on the national leadership of the party to fulfill its promise to reconstruct the party at all levels in Kaduna State.
He urged Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna State to lead with a sense of commitment.