A group of three aspirants contesting for the 2023 Adamawa governorship ticket under the All Progressives Congress, APC have raised fears that clandestine plans are underway to rig the forthcoming governorship primaries of the party in the state.
The aspirants alleged that efforts are being made t replace the authentic delegate list f the over 226 wards of the state.
They said that APC officials in Adamawa asked some of the delegates to exclude themselves from the verified list of delegates known to the party in the state.
One of the aspirants Abdulrazak Namdas said, “rising from our last party stakeholders meeting, our voices were unanimous. Everyone agreed that consensus was not an option and that we would adopt the indirect primaries.”
He said the recent development is contrary to the agreement reached among the party’s stakeholders in Adamawa.
“And we also agreed that each ward will present a total of five delegates with an agreed modification of gender sensitive inclusion of two female delegates from the five in each ward.
“The change was specific, that while each ward will produce five delegates, two of the delegates must be women and they should be wife, daughters or wards of the delegates being replaced.
“First, we thought it was a joke, but the incessant calls have compelled us to call this briefing , so that the world would know that their are people working to frustrate the internal democracy in our party and that we are set to reject any unwholesome practice,” he said.
The other candidates are Wafari Theman, and Umar Mustapha.