PDP moves all Adamawa primaries to Abuja after abduction claim against governor

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has ordered all Adamawa State primaries moved to Abuja, after a panel sent to conduct House of Assembly nomination there said its members were held hostage on the instructions of the governor, while state agents rigged the process.

All Adamawa primaries, including state assembly, governorship and national assembly, will now hold in Abuja starting December 7, the party said Friday.

A statement from the party did not provide reasons for the decision, but a party official told PREMIUM TIMES the PDP does not recognise the outcome of the controversial Adamawa Assembly primaries held last week.

The PDP election committee for Adamawa state assembly primary had in a petition said its members were harassed, forced to accept fictitious results and announce same to the media.

The panel disowned the results, and urged the party to do same.

The PDP also announced a reschedule of Anambra National Assembly primaries. The election was earlier billed for December 6.

The party aid it will also meet with PDP officials from Borno and Yobe States, in Abuja on Saturday.

The two states are controlled by the All Progressives Congress, APC, and are the hot-bed of Boko Haram crisis.
There are fears elections may not hold in the two states in 2015.


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  • Ashibogu

    Na wetin dey happen? There is no other business in today’s Nigeria but politics. No one is talking of safety, security, employment, economic growth and industrialisation. Educatin, Health Care and other social indicators are also not spoken of at all. No one talks about our moribund/decaying transportation mix of roads, railways and water mobility. None is bothered about the need to reduce the insane cost of governance at all levels so that funds can be freed for critical national infrastructural development. The Press has unfortunately failed to set an agenda for our intellectually challenged politicians so that voters can make an informed choice at the polling booth. Security agencies have abandoned their callings and are pitching tents with political parties and interests whose primary occupation is regime preservation. Pray, who will save us? I am sick of the attitude of most Nigerian politicians and the politics being played in Nigeria today! I am only interested in how the ordinary Nigerian who was made in the image and likeness of God Most High can be delivered from the snare of poverty, ignorance and disease. Whoever can do this will surely have my vote. Not the noisemakers who promise what they don’t have and don’t have what it takes to meet the yearnings and aspirations of millions of suffering NIGERIANS.

    • ICC Hague

      Good observation, that is why change is needed through voting a credible president irrespective of religion tribe or region.

      • NwaMbaise

        The kata kata is also prevalent in APC states and their recently concluded primaries. Changing the head while the body is rotten is not the answer. APC will do worst, because if you have someone who is opposing you simply because he wants to take your seat, there is trouble, and am sure you will fight with all your might to make sure he does not succeed.

  • Lala

    Confusion break e bone nu yepa, na double wahala for deadi bodi and the owner of deadi bodi, double wahala for deadi bodi…….!