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APC members protest in Kaduna over disqualification of senatorial aspirant

APC members protest in Kaduna over disqualification of senatorial aspirant

- Uba Sani's supporters stormed Kaduna APC secretariat to protest

- Sani's supporters were protesting his disqualification from contesting Kaduna Central senatorial seat

Supporters of Uba Sani in the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, October 2, stormed Kaduna state secretariat of the party to protest his disqualification from contesting as the senator representing Kaduna Central.

Channels TV reports that the aggrieved members blocked the major road leading to the party’s secretariat shortly after Uba Sani was disqualified just before the primary.

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Following the development, however, the primary was suspended till further notice.

The protesters accused the Adams Oshiomole-led national working committee of deliberately attempting to manipulate the process to give way for an automatic ticket to the current senator representing the Kaduna central zone, Shehu Sani.

Recall that the APC in Kaduna state was said to have given automatic tickets to Senator Shehu Sani, Suleiman Abdul Kwari and Barnabas Yusuf Bala.

Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, had declined to step down for other APC aspirants scrambling for the Kaduna Central senatorial district ticket. The aspirants are Ibrahim Usman (Sardauna Badarawa); Shamsu Shehu Giwa; Gen. Mohammed Sani Saleh; and Uba Sani, a special adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

He had refused to defect from the APC and vowed to remain in the party, irrespective of the said pressure from his colleagues.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a total of 2447 All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates on Sunday, September 30, endorsed the candidature of Governor Nasir El-Rufai to contest the 2019 governorship election in Kaduna state.

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The committee chairman for the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary in the state, Mathew Iduoriyekemwen, said while announcing the result in Kaduna that, 33 votes were declared invalid.

According to the chairman, 3,782 delegates across the 23 local government areas of the state participated in the election.

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Source: Legit.ng

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