Abdul Gani Bhat
Abdul Gani Bhat is the APHC chairman heading the group riven with internal dissention. His task at hand is to bring order into the APHC, which has been proclaiming itself as the representative of the people in Kashmir. He is opposed to contesting in the elections though there are indications that some factions in APHC favour contesting.
Some members of the APHC, including Abdul Ghani Lone and Mirwaiz, also opposed his appointment as the chairman and the setting up of an election commission in consultation with Yasin Malik. The APHC has announced that it will conduct a poll and not participate in the coming assembly elections. Through the poll it plans to find out the peoples point of view and their assessment of the parties contesting in the elections.
It plans to nominate observers ratified by the APHC. Hence the setting up of the election commission though the setting up of a parallel election commission has been questioned.