By Emeka Mamah
KADUNAâ€”The Presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peopleâ€™s Party (ANPP) in the 2007Â general elections, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) is to face the disciplinary committee of the party in Kaduna state for allegedly spearheading a rebellion within theÂ party in the state.
It is, however, not known how the party can try Buhari as he can only be dealt with by the National Disciplinary committee because of his status in the party. Besides, Buhari belongs to the Kastina state chapter of the party where he hails from, although he resides in Kaduna.
Secretary of the ANPP, Kaduna State chapter, Mr. Kennedy Musa Tifata, who made the intention of his party known at a news conference yesterday, said that Buhari, who is a former Head of State, must face a disciplinary committee for factionalizing the party in the state.
â€œNobody is above the law. What General Buhari didÂ contravenes the party constitution and the national secretariat must initiate measures right from his ward in Daura Local Government to the National party office,â€™â€™ he stated.
Kennedy said it wasÂ unfortunate that a man of General Buhariâ€™s standingÂ could lead a team of renegades to open a rivalÂ state officeÂ while there is an electedÂ state executive of the party contrary to the rules.
Early this week General Buhari led a group of party supporters to open a new party secretariat along the Western Bye-pass in the state.
Buhari said at the occasion: â€œI must discharge my social responsibility to open a new office of ANPP in Kaduna State since the so-called leaders of the party have mortgaged our party and we canÂ no longer bear them as theÂ state officialsÂ andÂ this is theÂ beginning of the new movement to salvage our people from the hand of unpatriotic leaders.â€