Some members of the Jigawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have expressed doubt over the sincerity of Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar’s preparedness to conduct free and fair local government election in the state.
The Jigawa State Independent Electorate Commission (JSIEC) had fixed July 1, 2017 for the conduct of local government poll in the state.
However, the APC stakeholders, under the auspices of Jigawa State Concerned APC Stakeholders said the various steps taken by the government on the election only created an atmosphere of tension and mistrust and also posed a threat to party unity as well as law and order.
Addressing a press conference in Kano yesterday, the chairman of the group, Alhaji Nasiru Garba Dantiye, alleged that governor Badaru was trying to impose candidates against the wish of the electorate.
Dantiye said although the governor had severally denied his relationship with PDP politicians over his party men, the induced defection of the PDP members into the APC and the patronage they had been enjoying did not only confirm the fears of the APC members, but also created tension in the state.
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