Wednesday, May 12, 2021

APC delegates protest suspension of Adamawa governorship primaries


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Many delegates including some members of National and State Houses of Assembly have protested the suspension of Adamawa governorship primaries by the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The News Agency of Nigeria report that the NWC had in a statement on Monday issued by the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena announced the rescheduling of governorship primaries for Adamawa, Enugu and Lagos states.

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Addressing the agitated delegates at Ribadu Square, Governor Mohammed Bindow urged them to take it easy and accept whatever happened as an act of God.

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“I want to apologise to you over the development and to thank you for your patience and cooperation as we await further directive from the party.

“I remain loyal to the party and urge every party member in Adamawa to be calm and loyal party member,” Mr Bindow said.

Also speaking, Rep. Abdulrazak Namdaz, urged the people to remain calm, adding that whatever the situation, be it direct or indirect primaries it’s the people of Adamawa that will vote for the candidates of their choice.

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“We are not afraid of facing direct or indirect primaries,” Mr Namdaz said.

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NAN reports that the APC primaries initially scheduled for Sunday ran into a hitch when two of the three aspirants, Nuhu Ribadu and Mahmood Halilu contesting with Mr Bindow announced their withdrawal over method of primaries and choice of venue.


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