Parallel state congresses of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are currently holding in Kano, with Abdullahi Abbas and Ahmadu Danzago set to emerge factional chairmen of the party.

While the faction led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is holding its congress at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, the faction jointly led by former Senator Ibrahim Shekarau and Rep. Sha’aban Sharada is holding its own at Sani Abacha Youth Center.

Mr Ganduje had endorsed Mr Abbas to return as the party chairman amid outcry by some party supporters.

Sources however said thugs have dispersed the Shekarau-led congress as they gathered at the center. “We started the process but thugs and police descend on us. We are now going to another venue to conclude the process,” said the source.