An aspirant in the forth coming Local Government elections in Kaura LG Area of Kaduna State, under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Nehemiah Aso Sunday, has warned mischief makers and particularly aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket in the forthcoming local government council Primaries to desist from all forms of blackmail.
The warning came against the backdrop of a rumour going round that Hon. Aso failed the written exams and oral test, and he has been disqualified from the race, amidst that he is not participating in the next coming Party’s Primaries slated for Saturday.
The Chairmanship hopeful stated this while fielding questions from Journalists as he flagged off his campaign in Tum to various polling units across the local government on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
Aso urged members of the party to desist from any conduct capable of bringing the party into disrepute or cause its leadership to lose focus.
He explained that his prospects in the coming Primaries has no doubt raised eye-brow for aspirants eyeing to be the party’s flag bearer, hence the need for them to resort to blackmail.
The strong APC member described the allegations as a figment of the imagination of the sponsors, urging his supporters and the general public to regard it as cheap blackmail antics employed to cause unnecessary tension in the area.
“We are indeed embarrassed at the level which decorum was thrown into the air by this set of people, some of whom we could identify as our members in the state.
“Peaceful and purposeful campaigns are some of the essentials of democracy but when cheap blackmail is involved, it becomes condemnable. The allegation leveled against me that I have been disqualified or I failed the written exam and oral test is not only a hoax but also something that should not featured in the present scenario.
” I am appealing to all aspirants and their supporters to desist from acting on unfounded rumours and unsubstantiated allegations coming from fifth columnists.
“The led administration of our amiable governor, Mal. Nasir el-Rufai has earned itself a reputation for upholding the sanctity of internal democracy as enshrined in our party constitution, while urging other members to demonstrate personal commitment to the ideals of the party,” Aso appealed.
He also, called on his supporters to come out en mass on Saturday to cast their votes through transparent, free, fair and credible Primaries.
Adding,” I have a strong believed that neither the governor not any other person would influenced the choices made by the party supporters and we have not deviated from this path”. Aso maintained.