Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Buhari's In-Law Abubakar Isah alleges impartiality at Katsina APC primaries

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The two defeated aspirants at the just concluded All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial primaries in Katsina have alleged impartiality in the just concluded primaries that saw the emergence of Governor Aminu Masari as the winner.

Governor Masari who was announced winner by the electoral committee headed by Dr Isah Adamu polled 5,562 votes as the duo of Abubakar Samaila Isa, 8 votes and Garba Sani Dankani with 1 vote.
In a statement issued and copied to the secretary of the electoral panel the aggrieved aspirants alleged several in fractions that breached the Electoral Act of the APC constitution and guidelines for the conduct of the primaries.
According to them, as stakeholders in the election, we ought to be consulted in whatever decision that may be arrived at, but we were neither consulted nor informed on the decision to go in for Indirect primaries.
“Consequently, no notice to that effect was served on us therefore our delegates and agents could not trace the venue for accreditation and election”
“You and your committee arrived in Katsina in the night of 29/09/2018 on a charted flight allegedly provided for by the state governor, you went straight into the government house, met with the governor who is one of the aspirant and members of his government, you did not invite us to the usual stakeholders and did not meet us until yesterday 30/09/2018 by 12.30pm. At the meeting you informed us that you have finished screening of delegates and we’re to start voting. All sets of facts cast serious doubts on the impartiality of your committee”
” it is pertinent to note that as at today, there are not less than 7 suits pending before the various High Courts challenging the illegality of the present set of executives at the wards, LGA’s and state level of the party in Katsina. These suits are challenging the constitutional legitimacy of the present exco who constitute the delegates for Indirect election at the primaries, these suits are still pending before High Courts, Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal”
” We are by this drawing your attention to these breaches of the guidelines and the APC constitution and urging you to take immediate steps to rectify them before it is too late” it added
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