Kwara APC youths frown at conduct of primaries

Date: 2018-10-11

A youth group in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kwara state, under the aegis of the Concerned Youth Stakeholders of the APC, has condemned the conduct of the just-concluded party's primaries in the state, saying that the exercise was controversial.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Wednesday, the spokesperson of the group, Comrade Ahmed Akorede, alleged that the primaries were aimed at imposing certain individuals upon the people who had toiled for positioning of the party in the state.

It is recalled that result of the governorship primaries held at the weekend had been announced in Abuja by the National Working Committee of the party, while that of the state and National Assembly was yet to be released.

The people, who frowned at the declaration of the result in Abuja for an election that took place in Kwara State, said that the development did not encourage internal democracy.

They also accused leaders of the party in the state of arrogating to themselves position of both judge and jury in Kwara state APCís affairs, saying that stakeholders were aggrieved for not being carried along on certain party decisions.

The group, therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the vice president, national chairman of the party, and the APC national chairman to wade into the situation, saying that, ďa disunited APC in Kwara State will find it difficult to confront the ruling PDP during 2019 elections if the grievances on ground aren't addressed."

"Let it be made clear, we are not saying we have anything whatsoever against the person of Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq; who is a bonafide son of the soil, a credible individual and a man worthy to be called the governor of Kwara state. But, many people paid N22.5 million to purchase the party forms indicating interest to run for the same office. It is only fitting that the entire process is such one that is free and fair to all.

As it stands now, the process thus far has only been made to favour one person over and above others who were made to believe that the competition will be open to all. We say it is not fair, it is not right, it is not normal and in the interest of progress, and it must not be allowed to continue.

"Politics is local, politics is all about members and you cannot claim to be working to win elections, while you are offending critical stakeholders who have what it takes to deliver electoral victory," he said.

Source

 

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Olatunji Moronfoye     Tunde Yusuf     Aiyedun     Bamidele Adegoke     Abdulwasiu Bolaji Adeyi     Oke-Ode     Isiaka Oniwa     Omotosho     Abdulfatai Baakini     Segun Abifarin     BIR     Olaoye B. Felix     JAMB     Oba Abdulraheem     Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq     Makama Of Ilorin     Tsaragi/Share     Bola Shagaya     Vasolar Consortium     Monkey Pox     Ibrahim Abiodun     Falokun-Oja     Umar Bayo Abdulwahab     Shehu Salau     Patience Jonathan     Lanre Issa Onilu     Sango-UITH Road     Alfa Modibo Belgore     Mogaji Aare     Ike Ekweremadu     Saraki     Sulyman Buhari     Henry Olaosebikan     Kayode Zubair     EFCC     Valsolar Consortium     Lukman Adeloyin     Reuben Paraje     Umar Ahmed Gunu     Quareeb Islamic Association     Kola Bukoye     Mohammed Haruna     Olaitan Adefila     Abdulrazak Shehu Akorede     Garuba Alikinla Shittu     Eleyele     Jamiu Oyawoye     Suleman Abubakar     College Of Health     Mohammed Danjuma     IEDPU     Moronfoye     Abdulsalam A. Yusuf     Kudirat Arinola Lawal     Ilorin Airport     Kwarareports.com     Olatunde Olukoya     Kwarareports     Aminat Omodara     Ibrahim Oniye     Offa Poly     Abdulwahab Oba     Ahmed Idris Mohammed     Oke-Odo     Senate President     Adamu Attah     Village Alive Development Association     Nupe     Medview Airlines     Tunde Saad     JAAC     Firdaos Amasa     Leke Ogungbe     Abubakar Abdulraheem     Revenue Court     Jimoh Lambe Abdulkareem     Salary