Confusion as 1 reportedly killed, 2 hospitalised in Bauchi APC gubernatorial primaries

Confusion as 1 reportedly killed, 2 hospitalised in Bauchi APC gubernatorial primaries

- One person has been reportedly killed in Bauchi during APC gubernatorial primaries

- Two others were also said to have been hospitalised after sustaining injuries from gunshots

- APC conducted the primaries in the state on Monday, October 1

One person was reportedly killed in Boi, Bogoro local government area of Bauchi state on Monday, October 1, while trying to vote in the gubernatorial primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) just as two others were said to have been hospitalised for gun shots wounds by yet to be identified person.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the allegations were made by two of the contestants in the APC gubernatorial primaries, Yakubu Ibrahim Lame, and Mohammed Ali Pate, while briefing journalists at the NUJ press centre on Monday evening, October 1, on the conduct of the exercise.

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While further alleging that their supporters across the state were tear gassed, harassed and intimidated in order to ensure that they did not participate in the exercise.

According to the newspaper, the police public relations officer of Bauchi police command, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, said that he was not in the position to either deny or confirm the report, promising to get back as soon as possible as at the time of this report 8.40pm Monday evening, October 1.

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that notable political leaders from Bauchi state petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 elections, insisting that he must work with their son, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

In the open letter written to the president, the Bauchi elders begged Buhari to take steps to resolve the political misunderstanding between different interest groups in their state.

Some of the leaders who indicated their support for Dogara are the immediate past governor of the state; Isa Yuguda, three former ministers, namely: Alhaji Muhammad Bello Kirfi, (Wazirin Bauchi); Muhammad Habib Aliyu (Tafidan Ningi), former minister of state for transport; and Dr. Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, (Santurakin Bauchi), former minister of police affairs.

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