Mu’azu Petitioned by Aggrieved Aspirants

Adamu Mu’azu, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been petitioned by some aggrieved Senatorial and House of Representatives aspirants in Adamawa State who described as “improper and illegal,”the Senatorial/House of Representatives primaries conducted in the state.

The aspirants who revealed that those who decided the winners at the party primaries on Sunday were hired from the nation’s capital, unveiled that the acclaimed delegates, were not known and were not elected in the state.

This was contained in the aspirants’ petition sent to Mu’azu, AttahiruJega, National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and two other commissioners in the commission.

The aspirants complained that it was illegal to bring the primaries to Abuja, adding that it was against the party’s electoral guidelines. To support their claim, they quoted“Article 26 (a) (i) (ii) and (iii) of the PDP guidelines on primaries.”

According to the aggrieved aspirants, the article says, “In the conduct of primaries for the party’s candidates for the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the primaries shall be held at the Senatorial District Headquarters.

“All the delegates to the Special Congress shall assemble in the Constituency Headquarters, the constituency Headquarters shall be as prescribed by the Independent National Electoral Commission.”

They also made reference to Article 26 (b) (i-iii) which says: “In the conduct of primaries for the party’s candidates for the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the primaries shall be held at the Federal Constituency Headquarters.

“All the delegates to the Special Congress shall assemble in the Constituency Headquarters, the constituency Headquarters shall be as prescribed by the Independent National Electoral Commission.”

The aggrieved aspirants, who signed the petition include Grace Bent; Aishatu Ahmed, Elisha Ishiaku, Patricia Bonos,  Mohammed Mana, Umar Suleiman and Abba Suleiman.

They also include, Isa Danburan, UsmanSali (retd.), Tijjani Kwaghe, Mustapha Saidu, Umar Babangida, AbdulrahamanRwatcham,  AhmedNwangwsiand Mohammed Bassu.

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