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Published On: Wed, Oct 24th, 2018

Aspirants kick, as APC submits name of Mrs. Buhari’s aide’s son for AMAC/Bwari constituency

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By Musa Adamu

Aspirants for the position of member at the House of Representatives have kicked against the submission of the name of a son of Mrs. Aisha Buhari’s aide, Hajiya Hajo Sani, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the party to the INEC.
According to a source close to some of the front line aspirants, the party faced the possibility of backlash during the general election, if the alleged imposition was not reversed.
It would be recalled that APC submitted the name of Engr Mustapha Lamurde, Hajiya Hajo Sani, son to the INEC as its candidate for the position.
Front line aspirants for the position include Prof Al-Mustapha Ussiju Medaner, Mrs. Amanda Pam, Hon Yakubu and Hassan Musa.
The source said not only would the imposition likely to cost APC the seat, he said it could even led to the party loosing the presidential election in the Federal Constituency.
According to another chieftain of the party in the FCT who did not want his name in print, the submission of Engr Lamurde name was allegedly ensured by the wife of the President.
He alleged that having failed to secure the governorship ticket for her brother in Adamawa state, Hajiya Aisha and her aide deployed their powers to the FCT to ensure that they imposed an unpopular candidate for the AMAC/Bwari seat.
The chieftain said Engr Lamurde was not among the top contenders for the seat, describing him as an unpopular aspirant who would easily make APC to lose the seat during the polls.
It would be recalled that the APC primaries for the FCT were declared inconclusive by the committee that conducted the exercise, leaving the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) with the choice of waiting for the decision of the legislative appeal committee.
It would further be recalled that during the said inconclusive primaries, Engr Lamurde was not among the first 10 aspirants.

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