- Three Gombe PDP aspirants seeking to run for seats in the state House of Assembly, have boycotted the exercise
- They shunned the exercise, citing irregularities on Thursday, October 4
- Dahiru Kera, one of the aspirants said they decided to boycott the election because one of the aspirants, threatened the delegates
Three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants seeking to run for seats in the Gombe state House of Assembly, have boycotted the exercise, citing irregularities on Thursday, October 4.
The three aspirants Dahiru Kera, Adamu Musa, and Muhammed Buba are vying for the seat to represent Nafada South in the state assembly.
Kera speaking with Premium Times in a telephone interview, said they decided to boycott the election because one of the aspirants, the incumbent deputy speaker of the assembly, Kawu Musa, threatened the delegates of the election.
“He prevented us from meeting them as is customary and threatened them with punishment if they dare vote for us.
“Like in religion, there is no compulsion in democracy and he should allow the will of people to prevail otherwise we are going to unanimously exploit other options at the peril of the PDP and Hon. K. Musa," he said.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, and governors elected on the platform of the party met with those that had indicated interest to run for the Presidency in the party in Abuja on Tuesday, September 11.
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The meeting was held at the private residence of the governor of Ekiti state, who is also the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Ayodele Fayose.
Aspirants who were at the meeting were the president of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki; the governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, and a former president of the Senate, Senator David Mark.
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