- The Adamawa Youth for Good Governance claimed some persons are attempting to hijack the APC structure in the state
- The group insisted this does not represent what the APC stands for
- It advised Governor Bindow to leave the party and seek another platform to re-contest
A group, Adamawa Youth for Good Governance, has called on Governor Jibrilla Bindow to seek re-election under another platform over alleged reign of impunity in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mohammed Ahmed Marafa who spoke on behalf of the group claimed there were plans to hijack the party structure.
He said: “There are unseen forces who have decided to hijack the party affairs and are scheming to circumvent the party process. We were supposed to hold our primaries since Sunday but some people have hijacked the party and locked down the secretariat.
“They claimed the party primary has been rescheduled for Thursday, we are not sure if it would hold because right now nothing has been done to show that the primary would hold.
"Everyone in the party has agreed for the indirect primaries and just because of the interest of a few, national body decided to reverse everything to serve the interest of one person. All we want is a free and fair primaries and a level playing field for all stakeholders.”
Yusuf Chidama who is also a member of the group said the plan to remove a popular candidate was against what the APC is known for.
He said: “You can all witness what is going on in the party in Imo, Taraba, Delta and some parts of the country where APC has been involved in power play, having parallel congresses, which is contrary to its principle of fairness and internal democracy.
“Democracy is a game of number and if they continue in that way, we would urge governor Jibrilla to dump APC for another platform, minority cannot decide what the majority wants.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the APC had suspended the governorship primaries in Imo state indefinitely following controversy.
Yekini Nabena who is the party spokesperson announced the suspension on Tuesday, October 2, although the reason for the new development was not provided. He also said the senatorial primaries in all the 36 states of the country have been postponed until October 3.
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