- A stream of aggrieved protesters stormed the national headquarters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abuja demanding to see the chairman, Abdullahi Adamu
- The protesters who were said to be from Kogi, Enugu, Imo and Abia alleged Adamu of attempting to manipulate and substitute candidates at the party's legislative primary polls
- Kogi protesters said the mandate of one of its aspirants for a legislative seat in the House of Representatives was given to the chairman's preferred candidate
FCT, Abuja - An emerging report has confirmed that there was pandemonium at the national headquarters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abuja on Thursday, June 16.
According to the Daily Trust newspaper, the protesters were a group of youth from Kogi state whose protest was directed at the national chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
Legit.ng gathered that the group poked fingers accusing Adamu of interfering and imposing a candidate who was said to have won a House Representatives primary thereby denying their own principal the ticket.
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The newspaper reported that they stormed the venue when the party chairman and the national working committee (NWC) were having a meeting.
Security rescues Adamu from angry protesters
It was gathered that security personnel at the premises intervened and immediately evacuate the APC chairman away from the secretariat.
Speaking during the protest, Ejike Okoli from Enugu state alleged that their candidate was denied the opportunity to fill the INEC forms that would make them eligible to contest the 2023 poll.
“We were invited through an SMS to come to Abuja to collect and fill INEC forms only to be given the withdrawal forms, which we rejected. And they have since refused to give us the INEC forms.”
He alleged that there are ongoing plans for the top hierarchy in the party to substitute their names with their favoured aspirants for inexplicable reasons.
Tinubu reportedly picks running mate, name revealed
In another development, presidential candidate of the ruling APC, Bola Tinubu has picked a running mate for the 2023 elections.
The national leader of the party chose Alhaji Kabir Ibrahim Masari as his running mate and submitted it ahead of the INEC's submission deadline for parties but the party.
The Katsina-born politician is a serving member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).
VP Slot: Tinubu opens up on Muslim-Muslim ticket permutation
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the presidential flag bearer of the APC, Tinubu, reacted to the rumours about him selecting a Muslim running mate.
Reacting to the rumours, Tinubu said people flying such rumours are only insecure and paranoid of his imminent victory at the 2023 polls.
He described it as undemocratic as he revealed that his running mate will emerge from the northeastern region of the country.