The executive of the ruling All Progressive Congress in Nasarawa State has suspended it’s party primaries in the state over doctored of local government delegates list for the State Houses of Assembly and House of Representatives primaries.
This was made know to pressmen when the state perty chairman, Dr. John D.W. Mamman was addressing the press shortly after the alleged political fraud was discovered at the party Secretariat in Lafia. It was discovered midway into dispatching of election material to the 13 LGAs of the state for the State Houses of Assembly primaries.
The State Working Committee through the state chairman of the party while commending The National Secretariat of the Party for setting the machinery in motion for the conduct of the party’s primaries across the countiy, in preparation for the forthooming 2023 General Elections lamented and condemned doctoring the delegates list.
He said, “gentlemen men of the Press, nonetheless, our party in Nasarawa State is saddened at the discovery that the offical and authentic list of delegates sent to National Secretariat for the party’s primares has beern completely changed or doctored in a number of Local Government areas of the state.
We are also saddened that the National Secretariat has truncated the conduct of the prinaries by directing the Congress Committee to stop the pimaries midway. We find this inexplicable.
In the light of the above unfortunale developrent, the APC Nasarawa state wish to hereby state it’s position as follows:
√• That we will not tolerate this unwarranted doctoring of the official
delegates list sent to the National Secretariat.
√• We consider this as
undemocratic, and that it is capable of breeding disaffection, tension and
disunity in the party. Therefore the party will not accept any list outside of congresses conducted in the state.
√• The National Secretariat should
therefore in the interest of peace, unity, harmony and progress of the party ensure that the wishes of our law abiding and loyal party members are
√•APC Nasarawa State should not be made to lose its status and prestige as a model, as well as the Political Laboratory of Mr. President, His Exoellency, Muhammadu Bulhari, GCFR
The state APC chairman however, appeals and calls on relevant party organs , esteemed members and supporters to remain calm as necessary steps are been taken towards addressing the matter.