Jos North/Bassa bye-election: Gov. Lalong’s worn commissioner, Aku emerges APC flagbearer

Jos North/Bassa bye-election: Gov. Lalong’s worn commissioner, Aku emerges APC flagbearer


The predominant election to make a change the flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the imminent bye-electon for Jos North/Bassa Federal constituency has been received by Hon. Abbey Aku.

Aku, a worn Commissioner in the Governor Simon Lalong-led administration in the snarl, polled 809 votes to defeat Hon. Suleiman Kwande, who polled 74 votes.

DAILY POST recalls that on Wednesday, the predominant election had led to a stalemate.

A two-time frame member of the Residence of Representatives, Hon. Suleiman Kwande polled a total of 344 votes whereas Hon. Aku, a worn Commissioner of Commerce in the snarl furthermore scored 344 votes.

Every candidates claimed to have received the predominant election.

Announcing the outcomes in Bassa LGA, the set the rerun notable election took snarl on Friday, which changed into once ordered by the Nationwide Secretariat of the party, RT. Hon. Habu Ajiya, who changed into once the Chairman of the Electoral Panel that conducted the polls, declared that, “Hon. Abbey Aku polled 809 votes to defeat Hon. Suleiman Kwande, who bought 74 votes.

Ajiya added that, “5 votes have been learned to be invalid, out of the general of 888 delegates well-liked for the insist.”

He thanked the delegates for being restful and tidy one day of the insist and urged them to work as a physique of workers to ascertain the party emerges victorious one day of the secondary election.

Nevertheless, Hon. Kwande had earlier in a press commentary said he changed into once not attentive to a rerun notable election, as he changed into once never contacted.

He said, “You resolve that I contested for the APC bye-election primaries for Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency held on the 1st and 2n February, 2022 at Lamond hotel, Jos.

In response to him, “I am confident that I received the election overwhelmingly with 349 votes against 344 votes announced by the chairman of the electoral committee, Hon. Habu Ajiya.

“Regardless of the cancellation of 4 of my votes, I Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande restful received the election with N345 votes against my brother, Hon. Joseph Abby Aku, who scored 344 votes”, he maintained.

“I wish to picture all participants of our gigantic party that I have written a petition to the Nationwide Secretary, Caretaker/Unprecedented Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John James Apkanudoedehe, which we are in possession of the acknowledgement reproduction.

“As a restful and regulations-abiding citizen of Plateau Utter, who has worked tirelessly for restful co-existence in the snarl and Nigeria, I will explore all inside of dispute Resolution Mechanism all over the party in addressing the disorders,” he assured.

“I am observing for the following line of stride from the Attraction Committee despatched by the Nationwide Secretariat of our gigantic party to snoop on my petition with a test out to getting justice.

“I have furthermore observed on social media through an announcement signed by the Utter Publicity Secretary of the party, which directed all delegates that participated in the finest notable election to converge at Bassa Native Government Dwelling for a rerun notable election.

“I wish to snarl clearly that as a frontline aspirant, who received the finest election, no one has educated me concerning the idea to withhold any rerun notable election in Bassa Native Government Dwelling,” he explained.

“I attraction to participants of our gigantic party, the APC and our amiable delegates in Bassa and Jos North Native Government Areas to live restful as we are observing for the attraction panel to snoop on our petition.

“I sincerely just like the scenario of participants of the APC family and your overwhelming strengthen. I command you that, together, we’re going to be in a position to come out victorious,” Kwande stressed out.

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