JUST IN: Protesters Storm APC Secretariat, Ask Oshiomhole To Quit
Angry protesters have stormed the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress.
Dozens of protestants chanting war songs are demanding for the resignation of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, had on Sunday faulted the manner in which some of the primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress was conducted.
She particularly took a swipe at the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who she accused of allowing impunity under his watch.
Mrs. Buhari made her position known in a series of tweets she posted on her verified Twitter handle, @aishambuhari, on Sunday.
She regretted that Oshiomhole, despite his activism background, could allow such conduct under his leadership.
She said the conduct negated the principle of change that the APC stands for.
UPDATE FROM DAILY TRUST, PUNCH
Dozens of protesters from different states of the federation stormed the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress to protest alleged imposition of candidates during the just concluded National Assembly primaries.
Sets of protesters from Kano, Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa and Enugu states were at the party secretariat, on Monday, to register their displeasure over what some of them described as the imposition of candidates as well as injustice.
Some of protesters from Niger State stormed the party’s secretariat, calling the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, ‘barawo’.
The protesters, who were singing and dancing, came in the night within few minutes after those that marched against Senator Kabiru Gaya’s emergence as the APC Kano South senatorial district candidate had been dispersed.
They blocked the main road opposite the party’s secretariat, thereby holding the party’s National Chairman, party’s staff, journalists, and onlookers to ransom.
The protesters were requesting that Muhammed Sani Musa be declared the winner of Niger East senatorial district primary election instead of Sen. David Umar whom they claimed was given an automatic ticket. They claimed that Musa won the primary conducted.
A twist was added to the protests by a former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, who lost out in the scramble for senatorial tickets.
He simply addressed a press conference where he rained curses on the party leadership.
Abba, who was an aspirant for the Jigawa South Senatorial District, waxed spiritual when he asked God to remove “any person” in the APC who was trying to play god.
The former IGP shocked reporters when he appeared at an impromptu media briefing and started raining curses.
Abba bought the Senatorial and Expression of Interest forms and was first cleared but the party’s National Working Committee issued a statement later saying his name was erroneously included.
No reason was given by the NWC for its action.
Abba, who was visibly angry, addressed reporters:
“Let me say that this is not a time for too much talk. This is a time for prayers and I want you all to please join me in this prayer.
“The prayer is this: Oh Almighty God, any person copying you and their powers should not be in this headquarters of the APC.
“Almighty God, if there is already one; you know what to do, so that you don’t allow him to continue copying you.
“Almighty God, any person claiming to be an officer of the APC, if he will not work with the vision and the mission of the APC, Almighty God, don’t allow him to use the demon style of destroying the APC.”
“You know also too well that I have been a card-carrying member of the APC for over 18 months and you are also aware that a list was released where I was duly cleared and another list was also released delisting my name.”
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