Some aggrieved stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Dumis Ezra in Adamawa State, has aligned themselves with the decision of the NWC of the party, which adopted direct party primaries for the nomination of candidates for 2019 general elections. The group in a statement, addressed to the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole, signed by Comrade Dumis Ezra and Usman Ibrahim, disassociated themselves from the adoption of indirect party primaries in the state. They said the claim that security threat in the state can undermine the peaceful conduct of direct primaries, is a clear act of sabotage to undermine the successes recorded in the fight against insurgency in the North-East region.
“We as committed stakeholders of our party, are deeply concerned about the recent misrepresentation of the security situation in Adamawa State by Governor Bindow and his cronies.
“Acting both within and outside the party structure, with the intent to subvert the conduct of free and fair nomination of candidate, through direct primaries adopted by the NWC of the party.
“We the stakeholders of APC in Adamawa State, refute the false claim that security threat can undermine peaceful conduct of direct primaries in the state.
“The claim is contradictory to their earlier claim that they have conducted peaceful party congress in all the 226 electoral wards of the state in April 2018.
“We appreciate and commend President Mohmmadu Buhari on his doggedness on war against insurgency, and thereby disassociates ourselves from false claim of Governor Bindow and his cronies.”
The group therefore, support the NWC in their effort to instill justice and fairness in the ruling party, through credible internal democracy to put the country on the part of peace and development. It would be recalled that, Mr Wafarniyi Theman, APC secretary in the state, at its SEC meeting Monday, read out a communique of adoption of indirect primaries for the party.
“To this end, the SEC of APC, at its meeting on Monday and 3 September 2018, having consulted widely resolved to adopt the indirect primaries for Governorship, National Assembly and State House of Assembly primaries towards the 2019 general elections,”Theman maintained.