SELYA YARNAP, Bauchi
One of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated aspirants to the Bauchi south senatorial bye-election, Shuaibu Ahmed, has described the National Chairman of APC as a misfit to lead the party at this critical period of politicking in the country.
The defeated aspirant made the assertion while reacting to the development within the party in a press conference he addressed at the NUJ Press Center on Friday, saying President Muhammadu Buhari has to be careful with politicians around him who are deceitful and will lead him to destruction.
Shuaibu said if President Buhari did not take precaution, he will be misled to take actions that will jeopardize his credibility and political antecedents.He also called on the President not to allow his credibility and integrity built over the years to be wasted by those he described as political jobbers who are only interested in their selfish ego.
“The Governor connived with the APC national chairman to come to Bauchi for the flagging off of campaign for the candidate of the APC knowing full well that I have a petition against the conduct of the primaries which was duly acknowledged by the national chairman” , Shuaibu added.
According to him, the party primary that produced Lawal Yahaya Gumau as the candidate of the APC was full of fraud, manipulation and politics of hatred against him, accusing the State Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of openly showing his preference for a particular aspirant over others.
He said, ” i had it on good authority that the delegates were directed to give me only seven votes representing the seven local government areas that make up the Bauchi south senatorial district , “but to my surprise, I got eight votes during the primaries which is a demonstration of sabotage against the Governor’s directives as it relates to his person”.
He also alleged that the Governor was planning to have a stooge who he can easily displace at the end of his tenure to pave way for him to be able to go to the senate.
Speaking on his defection to another party, he said he remained a member of the APC, and that he will ensure that every injustice within the party was fought no matter what it will cost him. “Since I left the PDP with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to form the defunct ACN, I have not moved elsewhere and I don’t intend to move out of the APC”, he said.
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