- Suleiman Abba, a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), expresses displeasure over his disqualification from the APC primaries in Jigawa south senatorial district
- Abba alleges that he was prevented from participating in the primary after purchasing the expression of interest and nomination forms
- The former IGP says he has been a card-carrying member of the ruling party for about eighteen months
A former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, is seeking divine help to solve alleged marginalisation in the All Progressives Congress (APC) after he was reportedly disqualified from participating in the party’s National Assembly primaries.
Abba told reporters on Monday, October 8, at the party’s secretariat in Abuja that he was disqualified from taking part in the APC primary for Jigawa south senatorial district seat after purchasing the expression of interest and nomination forms.
Daily Trust reports that the aspiring lawmaker expressed displeasure over his alleged disqualification and asked God to stop those who may be using demon style to destroy the ruling APC.
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“Let me say that this is not a time for too much talk; this is a time for prayers and I want you all to please join me in this prayer,” he said.
“The prayer is this, Oh Almighty God, any person copying you and their powers should not be in this headquarters of the APC. Almighty God, if there is already one, you know what to do, so that you don’t allow him to continue copying you.
“Almighty God, any person claiming to be an officer of the APC, if he will not work with the vision and the mission of the APC, Almighty God, don’t allow him to use the demon style of destroying the APC.
Abba, who was reportedly given no reason for his disqualification, questioned why he was not allowed to participate in the party’s primary despite being a card-carrying member of the APC for about eighteen months.
“You know also too well that I am over eighteen months card-carrying member of the APC. And you are also aware that a list was released where I was duly cleared and another list was also released delisting my name,” he said.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has fired back at the Buhari campaign organisation which had suggested that his emergence as the main opposition standard bearer in next year’s election was the result of money politics.
Nigerian Tribune reports that a statement issued on Monday, October 8, by Atiku's campaign organisation in Abuja, observed that the presidential candidate was not surprised that his emergence has caused confusion in the camp of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng gathered that he noted that various acts of corruption were being committed under the present administration, which he said caused Transparency International to classify the country as a more corrupt country now than it was three years ago.
He said that the choice before Nigerians was between a candidate who has provided over 50,000 jobs to people in his personal capacity and the other under whom 11 million Nigerians have lost their jobs
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