PDP primaries: Tension as aspirants protest imposition of candidates in Kano

PDP primaries: Tension as aspirants protest imposition of candidates in Kano

- Fresh crisis may emerge as PDP aspirants went on protest in Kano

- The aggrieved aspirants alleged that there was a violation of rule guiding the process

- They also alleged imposition of candidates

Fresh crisis may brew up in Kano as aspirants under the umbrella of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have reportedly registered their displeasure over an alleged imposition of candidates and violations of electoral guidelines by the electoral panels in the state.

Premium Times reports that dozens of aspirants vying for seat into the federal and state House of Assembly stormed Prince Hotel in Kano with different placards alleging injustice, imposition of candidates, and irregularities in the processes.

Legit.ng gathers that one of the aspirants for Ungogo/Minjibir federal constituency, Abdullahi Ramat, kicked against the process that led to the emergence of one Tajo Zaura, as the party’s candidate.

She said:"The panel of the primaries neither contacted nor informed me about the venue of the primaries as an aspirant. I later learned they went to the private residence of the anointed contender and organised the process.

“He was voted by people who are neither delegate nor members of our great party. This is clear violation of electoral guidelines.

“I will challenge this charade and injustice. The people of this constituency have enormous hope on my person, considering the poor representation they have suffered. They need someone with concern for people’s well-being, capacity and exposure to represent them at the House of Representatives."

It was the same situation in Nasarawa local government area where where Abba Boss and Umar Yakasai are challenging the emergence of Ado Hotoro as the candidate of the party.

In Rano/Kibiya/Bunkure federal constituency, Garba Fammar, an aspirant for House of Representatives, has challenging the emergence of Sani Muhammad in Rano, while Abdullahi Maihula, Hamza Faruk Iya, Ali Tukur are challenging the emergence of Nasiru Dikko in Tarauni federal government.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Udengs Eradiri, the immediate past president of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide; Elvis Dokenmezuo, a former chairman of Bayelsa Youth Forum (BYF); and other aspirants on the platform of the PDP in Bayelsa, had dumped the party.

They based their decision on the violence, rigging and imposition of candidates that allegedly characterised the party’s primaries in the state.

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Source: Legit.ng

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