CRISIS HITS PLATEAU APC AFTER PARTY PRIMARIES
Written by stylemonument on November 15, 2017
Controversy has continued to trail the conduct of last Saturday party primaries in the Plateau State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress with many of the aggrieved members threatening to leave the party.
It was gathered that since last Saturday Primaries held across the seventeen Local Government Areas of the State, the party had known no peace because of alleged irregularities and imposition of candidates for both the Chairmanship and councillorship positions ahead of the forthcoming Local Government Polls.
It was further gathered that the primary election had led to resentment among members of the party particularly in Shendam Local Government Area where Governor Simon Lalong hails from.
A member of the party, Jamil Kabir who served as Chairman of Polling Unit 012 in Yelwa East Ward of Shendam Local Government Area said the leadership of the area was the cause of the crisis as there was imposition of candidates and resistance by members which eventually led to suspension of elections in Shendam B Ward for security reasons
Investigations also reveal that other areas most affected by irregularities included Jos East, Kanam,Jos North and Jos South where a group of concerned APC members led by Ahmadu Bello from Bukuru Ward also confirmed that pandemium broke out in the ward during the election which led to the suspension of the exercise
But State Secretary of the APC, Musa Sati who spoke with JAY FM in Jos on Wednesday denied any imposition of candidates in the party saying although there were pockets of misunderstanding among members in some areas, the exercise was generally successful and peaceful