Delegates and stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger State have rejected the plans of the state party chairman, Hon. Haliru Jikantoro, to conduct fresh elections for the constituency seat in Minna.
The elections were held on 28th in Kontagora in the presence of the three aspirants’ agents, who signed the result and was announced by Chairman Primary Election Committee, Dr. Danjuma Binni Beji, and the secretary Dr. Garba Salihu.
During the excercise, a total of 103 delegates were accredited of which Dr. Mahmuda Mamman polled 103.
APC Chairman in Magama Local Government Area, Abukakar Usman (aka Bafa), reacting to the latest development, said there is no need for conduct of new elections when there is no appeal from any aspirants or members in the constituency over the outcome of the primaries.
Usman maintained “the primary elections went on, the result was announced and every one of us has gone back to our various homes. After we heard of the latest development, we called the Appeal committee and they said they did not receive any appeal or protests. So, why is the state party Chairman trying to cause unnecessary problems for the party?”