Protest over Kwara APC gov’ship con­test

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Umar Mikail

Sup­port­ers of Al­haji Shuaibu Ya­man Ab­dul­lahi, one of the gov­er­nor­ship as­pi­rants of the APC in Kwara State, yes­ter­day, staged a protest in Ilorin on the grounds that the out­come of the gu­ber­na­to­rial pri­mary elec­tion con­ducted in the state was a prod­uct of in­jus­tice.

In a let­ter to the Na­tional Work­ing Com­mit­tee of the APC, the Direc­tor Gen­eral of Ya­man Sup­port Group, Bode Towoju, said agents and col­la­tion of­fi­cers of his prin­ci­pal were threat­ened and treated un­fairly.

“Our agents and col­la­tion of­fi­cers were de­nied copies of the re­sult sheet at the vot­ing cen­tres, al­though col­la­tion was done at the var­i­ous wards and our agent re­ported the re­sult to our cen­tral mon­i­tor­ing and sit­u­a­tion cen­tre for proper up­date of our records,” he said.

Towoju who had ear­lier ad­dressed jour­nal­ists in Ilorin dur­ing a protest, said that the elec­toral panel that con­ducted the gu­ber­na­to­rial pri­mary elec­tion dis­carded zon­ing and con­sen­sus ar­range­ment as ad­vo­cated by con­cerned foun­da­tion mem­bers of the party.

“It is the turn of the Kwara North to pro­duce the next gov­er­nor of the state in 2019 in the in­ter­est of fair­ness, equal­ity, jus­tice and to­geth­er­ness,” he said.

Late Engr. Us­man Abubakar

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