There was no Primary election in Bauchi, APC aspirants blast Oshiomole
The Forum of House of Assembly Aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state has blasted the National leadership of the party for confusing the general public that there was primary elections in Bauchi State.
The forum made their position known in a communiqué signed by Saidu Sulieman Darazo, the forum chairman, Usman Mahmoud Kuletu, the forum deputy chairman and Muhammad Sanusi Ibrahim, the secretary of the forum and made available to newsmen at the Re-Insurance House, Bauchi, on Wednesday evening.
According to the group, there was no primary election for the Bauchi State House of Assembly on October 5, 2018. The forum subsequently gave the national leadership of the party 72 hours to conduct elections or consensus in all the respective constituencies to Bauchi State House of Assembly or they will be forced to take necessary action.
“We wish to state categorically our total rejection of the exercise that took place in Bauchi State in the name of ‘Primary Election’
“Electoral materials were secretly distributed to selected loyalists of the party officials on Thursday night 4th October, 2018 without the knowledge or presence of aspirants of their agents.
“The so-called electoral officials dispersed into unknown locations where they had photocopies of the score sheets and conducted their own ‘election’ and entered the ‘results’ on the original sheets on the same fateful night.
“As a matter of urgency, we reject any list of contestants for Bauchi State House of Assembly submitted by the Electoral Committee, as there no primary election conducted”