Despite pressure from major APC stalwarts, including Aisha Buhari, wife of the president; Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor ; Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, among others, the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) panel has insisted on the disqualification of some aspirants from the primaries of 2019 elections.
In a document, the panel cleared those given automatic tickets. Among them is Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.
The party’s primaries across the states were accused of allegations of irregularities and illegal disqualification of aspirants.
The issue had triggered a series of meetings between the president and aggrieved governors, some of whose preferred aspirants were affected.
The president’s wife had kicked against the APC primaries, Naija News recalls. She lamented that the primaries manifested so much impunities.
“It is disheartening to note that some aspirants used their hard earned money to purchase nomination forms, got screened, cleared and campaigned vigorously yet found their names omitted on Election Day, these forms were bought at exorbitant prices,” Aisha had said.