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Published On: Wed, Sep 5th, 2018

Senator Girei tackles Gov Bindow, SGF for backing indirect primaries

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From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna

2015 Governorship aspirant and former Senator from Adamawa State, Abubakar Girei has condemned in strong terms the recent position of the Adamawa State Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) advocating for indirect primaries in the state.
According to the Senator in a telephone interview with newsmen, “the so called state committee meeting of the APC that was summoned by Governor Jibrilla Bindow in Government House and his cronies demanding for indirect primaries on the ground that Adamawa is not safe for direct primaries is far from the reality.
“Therefore, their appeal to the Chairman National Working Committee to allow for indirect primaries in Adamawa state should not be taken serious because it is anti-people in the present circumstance.
“This is clearly what we have been talking about in the last six to seven months. The attitudes of politicians who have lost touch with realities on ground and are not even aligned with the objectives and aspirations of President Mohammadu Buhari, is already becoming public.
“Mr President who is a champion of anti-corruption war cannot be seen to support anything with corrupt tendencies and illegitimate objectives. Those who hide under the banner of insecurity to advocate for indirect primaries, are they saying there would be no election in Adamawa State in 2019.
“The indirect primaries they are talking about, is it not going to be after direct congresses that will elect delegates for the canvassed indirect primaries? Are they trying to make Adamawa people to continue to waste their time from one election to another?
“To my surprise, the Secretary of the Government of the Federation created that confusion.
For supporting indirect primaries, he is working against his principal who is in support of direct primaries, fairness, equity, and justice and who is for anything against corruption, the people of this country, masses and direct primaries.
“The Secretary to the Federal Government coming to align himself with Jibrilla Bindow, who has lost out completely, talking about indirect primaries, is a misplaced priority.

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