KADUNA APC Aspirants And Stakeholders Forum Rejects Indirect Primaries

**Call Governor El-Rufai a liar**
By Lola Seriki- Idahosa, kaduna, North-West, Nigeria  …..As crisis continues to rock the mode of primaries adopted by the Kaduna State Chapter  of All Progressives Congress (APC), a group of Aspirants seeking electives positions in the party has kicked  against  the adoption of Indirect Primaries in the state.

The aggrieved aspirants have warned the Party leadership in the state from presenting unacceptable candidates through indirect primaries as that will affect the party in the general elections.

The aspirants expressed their grievance today while briefing journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna Secretariat.

 Speaking on behalf of the Aspirants during the briefing, Hon. Hassan Samdi, vying to represent kaduna North Federal Constituency described the mode adopted in Kaduna as fraud.

While rejecting the indirect primaries mode, the group said the decision was not collective, saying that Governor El-rufai is a liar.

According to him, “upon receiving the Party’s invitation to the SEC meeting we honored the invitation with the earnest expectation that a robust engagement of the issues would take place and that, at the end of the day, superior reasoning and the interest of the Party would guide the final outcome of the deliberations.

“Unsurprisingly however, and typical of the tyrannical way the affairs of the Party have been conducted in the state since 2015, the only opinion that was allowed expression at the event was that of the state government as presented by the Deputy Governor. Thereafter it was widely broadcasted that there was a ‘collective decision’ from the said meeting adopting Indirect Primaries for Kaduna state.

“We call on the National Chairman of our great party to inform him that this claim is false. The decision was not collective. And, what is worse, the process that led to it was anything but consultative.

Below is the content of the letter written to the National Chairman of the party:

September 10, 2018.

H.E Adams Oshiomole
National Chairman
All Progressives Congress
Blantyre Street
Wuse Abuja.

Your Excellency,

Notice of Rejection of the Purported Collective Decision of the
State Executive Council Meeting of the APC Kaduna State
and the
Reiteration of our Support for Direct Primaries in Kaduna State.

Your Excellency please kindly recall that recently the Kaduna State Chapter of our great Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), held a State Executive Council (SEC) meeting to determine the preferred mode of nominating the Party’s flag bearers in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

Upon receiving the Party’s invitation to the SEC meeting we honored the invitation with the earnest expectation that a robust engagement of the issues would take place and that, at the end of the day, superior reasoning and the interest of the Party would guide the final outcome of the deliberations.

Unsurprisingly however, and typical of the tyrannical way the affairs of the Party have been conducted in the state since 2015, the only opinion that was allowed expression at the event was that of the state government as presented by the Deputy Governor. Thereafter it was widely broadcasted that there was a ‘collective decision’ from the said meeting adopting Indirect Primaries for Kaduna state.

Your Excellency this claim is false. The decision was not collective. And, what is worse, the process that led to it was anything but consultative. Consequently, we, the teaming members of the APC under the aegis of the Kaduna State Aspirants and Stakeholders Forum, reject this so called ‘collective decision’ for what it is: the orchestrated outcome of yet another sham Party process.
Your Excellency, we remain resolutely committed to Direct Primaries as the most efficacious mode of determining and throwing up our best candidates to spar against those of the opposition parties for the Gubernatorial and Legislative positions in Kaduna state. We are further convinced that adopting Direct Primaries will not only diminish the corruptive influence of vote-buying, it would give party members a voice and, unlike what we have at the moment, promote the growth of a strong, virile, people-rooted APC.

As we earnestly look forward to your kind endorsement of Direct Primaries in Kaduna state, we ask, Your Excellency, that you please accept our highest regards.

We the undersigned remain,

Yours faithfully,

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