All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders from Toto local government area of Nasarawa State have protested against alleged imposition of chairmanship candidate of the party in the area.
The stakeholders, who carried placards with different inscriptions such as; “Allow democracy to strive” and “we will not accept imposition,” marched to the party’s secretariat yesterday in Lafia.
Speaking during the protest, the spokesperson of the group, Suleiman Appolo, said some people who want to cause crisis in the area were trying to impose one Nuhu Dauda and called on the governor to intervene urgently in order to avoid mass defection of APC members in the area.
He said the governor was misinformed that the people from Toto local government area had agreed to allow Nuhu Dauda to fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming local government election.
Appolo also said the people’s major aim was to disrupt the peace being enjoyed in the area and appealed to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and the party to create an enabling environment for free and fair primaries so that candidates would emerge through popular votes.
Responding, the state APC chairman, Philip Tatari Shekwo, who was represented by the state APC secretary, Aliyu Bello, thanked the group for their peaceful protest and assured that the party would not encourage imposition.