By Emmanuel Ukumba in Lafia
The chairmanship aspirants in the forth coming Nasarawa State local government elections on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Doma Local Government Area have decried the alleged imposition of candidates on the partyâ€™s primary elections scheduled
The aspirants spoke separately to journalists last weekend in Doma. According to one of the aspirants, Rilwanu Idris Amama, who is
contesting for the chairmanship of the
state, â€œOut of the eleven APC chairmanship aspirants for the Doma local council poll, eight of the aspirants are against the internal
decision taken by a committee set up by the state chapter of the APC which has imposed a candidate on the partyâ€™s primary elections in the council area.â€
Amama therefore called on stakeholders of the APC to intervene in the interest of peace, equity and progress of the party.
Similarly, another chairmanship aspirant in the local council, John Danlami Ogah, lamented that the imposition of candidates by any political party was not only undemocratic but deprives electorate the
right to choose leaders of their choice.
In the same vein, Ahmadu Danjuma Ogah who is also aspiring for the chairmanship position in that council area, lamented that the imposition of candidates has been one of the factors that leads to failure of political parties in Nigeria, hence leadership of APC
should intervene without delay.
But state Chairman of the APC, Philip Tatari Shekwu, dismissed the allegation linking APC to imposition of candidates on the primary elections of the party as false and an attempt to smear the good name of the party.
â€œThe party is set for a free and fair primary elections for any aspirant who is screened and found eligible by the partyâ€™s screening committee to participate in the local government primary election of the party scheduled for tomorrow.