Aggrieved APC members in Kogi allege irregularities at LG ward congresses

Aggrieved Kogi APC members and stakeholders have described the Saturday Local Government ward congresses in Kogi State as an exercise marred with irregularities.

A spokesperson for the group Nda Aaron who disclosed this on his Facebook page on Saturday alleged that some of the aggrieved members in the party who bought forms to contest were removed.

Aaron, who is a former Special Adviser, (SA) and a Senior Special Assistant, (SSA), to Governor Yahaya Bello said the group would wait for the ward congress report across the 21 Local Government before knowing their next line of action.

The post reads in part “Big political crises set to hit the Kogi State chapter of APC as Kogi LGA’s Congresses was characterized by undemocratic manipulations, forceful removal and imposition, arm -twisting and denial of the people who bought forms to contest for APCLGA’s congress election.

“Another sad one was Lokoja LGA Woman Leader Hajiya Fatima Nda Jiya, a woman who worked for Governor Yahaya Bello against all odds in 29th August 2015 APC Governorship Primary Election, and also works for the Governor reelection; she was forcefully removed as Lokoja LGA APC Woman Leader against the consensus model of congress they adopted.

“This woman has been with President Buhari from ANPP and was CPC Lokoja LGA Woman Leader, still with Buhari and when APC was formed she was unanimously elected as LOKOJA LGA APC Woman leader because of her ability to mobilized & carry the women along.

“It’s upon this premises she was to be rewarded as Kogi Commissioner of Women Affairs nominee 2020 based on the slot that was given to Lokoja, but she was blocked by those who are afraid of her popularity and sophisticated political capacity and goodwill from among Lokoja women, still they ain’t satisfied as such, they seized this window of opportunity to push her out completely….to me this is no longer politics but vendetta.

“My Message to Governor Yahaya Bello; what do you think should be going through the mind of this woman, who stood for you in 2015, when those who forced her out today were in PDP …?

Please find a place to compensate her because I know the executive position is a cash cow with plenty of milk.

“Kogi critical stakeholders are understudying the whole events while awaiting reports from other LGAs and shall make her stand known to the public and the patriotic progressive APC members of Kogi State Chapter”.

DAILY POST recalls that Nda Aaron in recent times has been criticizing the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello.

In a recent interview with journalists, Nda Aaron openly declared his support for the presidential ambition of APC National leader Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu stating that “Yahaya Bello has not told him he wants to become president”.

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