Dyagas Encounters Hurdle As APC Stakeholders Reject Pre-primaries 

Bar Ezekiel Dyagas bid to get the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Jema’a Local Government election has encountered a setback as stakeholders in Gwong Zone have distanced themselves from a Pre-primary election.

Dyagas won the Pre-primary election on Saturday by some of the stakeholders have described the process that took place in Gwong zone as a Kangaroo arrangement.

The chairman of the stakeholders, Dr Paul Dogo in a statement said the porported pre-primaries held at the weekend will not stand.

He said there is no where in the APC constitution that provides for pre-primaries for candidates.

Dogo explained that instead, the APC Constitution only provided for a concensus to avoid crisis that might arise from aspirants.

He said the stakeholders had earlier met with the three aspirants from the zone with the aim of picking a concensus candidate within them but to no avail hence, their resolve to allow them to go ahead and purchase the normination form for fairness and equity.

The stakeholders however, cautioned the party exco in the zone and any other interest group in Gwong zone to threat with care so as not to jeopardise the chances of the zone with their last Saturday’s decision.

Also, APC chairman in Jema’a Local Government Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Koli disclosed that the party constitution is clear adding that pre-primaries does not exist.

It would be recalled that the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) announced June 16, 2021 for the conduct of the local government elections.

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