Dutsin-ma/Kurfi: Hundreds of APC supporters protest alleged manipulation of primary election
– Story on protest by Dutsinma/Kurfi coalitions of youth Mobilization forum
– Dutsin-ma/Kurfi: Hundreds of APC supporters protest alleged manipulation of primary election
Hundred of APC supporters of Dustinma/Kurfi federal constituency has stage peaceful protests at APC local government secretariat Dutsinma to protest on what they described the manipulated just concluded primary elections held recently in the constuency
The protesters comprising both male and female carried placards with various inscriptions “we need justice from APC Dutsinma Kurfi constituency, we need Honourable Dallami Muhammad Kurfi as our candidate 2019, no justice no vote” converge at APC local government secretariat to express their grievances on the way the recent primary election was conducted
The Demonstrators alleged that due process had not been followed or adhered during the primary election
While reacting on the issue, one of the protester Hajiya Sakina Dutsinma said they will not agree with the position taken by APC during the just concluded primary elections which held in Dutsinma earlier this month.
“Dallami Muhammad Kurfi is the right candidate for the APC to win 2019 General election at the constituency because of his active and fair representation to the constituency especially in the areas of implementing various youth and women empowerment programs, welfare packages, provision of employment opportunities among youth as well as the introduction of health care related programs for the less privilege individual at the constituency including Skill cell patients” she said.
She added that presently a lot of skill cell patients have the fear that if Dallami Muhammad Kurfi is not re-elected, how will they cope with the exorbitant high cost of their medical bills which Dallami Kurfi have been sponsoring for long.
Also reacting in the same vein one Alin Magu reacted that if Dallami Kurfi is not allowed to be the party flag bearer, the party will face massive protests vote during general election and could not win the election.
Earlier in a separate protest latter the Coalition Of Dutsinma and Kurfi Youth Mobilization forum signed by its Chairman Abubakar Masi Dutsinma and made available to newsmen rejected the outcome of the just concluded primary election for Dutsinma/Kurfi federal constituency.
They described the election as not credible, free and fair and also against the wishes of good people of Dutsinma and Kurfi federal constituency.
The Forum accused some unproductive forces and powerful government official in the state for manipulating the election which violated the internal democracy within the APC.
The cited a lot of uncountable irregularities during conduct of the elections which include delegates loyal to Dallami Kurfi and other aspirants were disenfranchised and not even allowed to reach the venue of the election.
Other irregularities according to them include no party representation from the National headquarters and those who conducted the elections are not official of the party, change of venue, election observers and Media were not allowed at the venue to record this unlawful activities.
Other complaints by the Coalitions include the change of date and time of the elections and flagrant abuse of APC guidelines in which local government transition committee Chairman and his special assistance, the state Commissioner of Finance voted during the election and they were visibly played an active role and manipulation
The Forum therefore call on the APC state and National level to quickly address this injustices or risk losing the general elections to other political parties.
When contacted the APC chairman Dutsinma and Katsina zonal vice chairman Mamman Yaro Batsari and the state chairman although they alleged fear that such crises if not addressed amicably it may lead disunity within the party but however requested for more time to respond on the issue but up to the time of filing this report he did not respond.