Babachir’s replacement: North-east stakeholders accuse APC scribe of imposition

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SOME aspirants jostling for the vacant
position of North-east Vice chairman
of the ruling All Progressives
Congress, APC, have accused the
National Secretary of the party
Mai Mala Buni of singlehandedly
imposing a candidate contrary to
zoning arrangement on them.
The position was formerly
occupied by the suspended Secretary
to the Government of the Federation,
SGF, Engr. Babachir Lawal, and
has remained vacant since his
appointment
In a petition made available to
newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja,
titled “complaint on the brazen abuse of due process and injustice in the
nomination for the replacement of the
National Vice Chairman North-east,”
dated 23rd June, 2017, addressed to
the APC National Chairman Chief
John Odigie-Oyegun, and signed
by the aggrieved aspirants from
Adamawa; which included Hon.
Umar Duhu, Usman Iya-Abbas and
Umar Sanda Sani, demanded “for
the relieve of the National Secretary
from handling or interfering with the
processes of nomination or election
into the office of the National Vice
Chairman Northeast and any other
position created in the North-east
zone.”
They have, however, threatened to
approach the court of the decision is not reversed.
The aggrieved aspirants also
asked the National Chairman
“to investigate forthwith and
sanction appropriately the National
Secretary for his involvement in
smuggling in the name of Mustapha
Salihu as the sole nominee for
the position of the National Vice
Chairman, North-east and for
abusing due process and rule of law
by skewing out the members of the
National Working Committee from
involvement in the process.
“That, after seven days of our
letter, the National Chairman
refuses to act: we shall be left with
no option than to challenge the
processes in the law court.”



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