APC Members in Katsina South Describe Ward Congresses as Mockery of Democracy


• Call for fresh electionsSome members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Katsina South senatorial district have described the ward congresses conducted on May 5, 2018 as a jamboree and a travesty of justice and fairness.

 The aggrieved members cutting across all the 11 local government areas of the  zone, in a petition  accused the committee responsible for the conduct of wards and local government congresses of flagrant violation of the constitution, the Electoral Act, as well as the APC constitution.

The statement signed by Usman Umar Buhari on behalf of the petitioners, insist that the failure of the congresses to appoint three persons per ward, and three persons per LGA to serve as Local Organising Committee (LOC) as stipulated by the aforementioned constitutions was a deliberate violation.

They also described the handing over of election materials to Secretary to the State Government,  Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, as an attempt to enforce a pre-determined outcome by shutting out some eligible contestants and alien to the APC guidelines .

In a petition signed by all the aggrieved contestants and presented to the APC Wards and Local Government Appeals Committee they are calling for the declaration of the purported congress held on May 5, 2018 as null and void and a conduct of a fresh congress in line with the constitution.