Another member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Lere/Bula constituency, Honourable Aminu Tukur, late Wednesday dumped his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Addressing journalists, the lawmaker aspiring for Bauchi South senatorial seat in the coming bye-election explained that his decision to quit the party was as a result of the party’s failure to conduct primary election through a direct system that would allow all card-carrying members to vote as promised by the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
According to him, all aspirants had completed preparation for the exercise but were later, around 5 pm summoned for a meeting at the party’s secretariat where they were informed that the primary election would be conducted by delegates whom he did not trust.
” Like me, I didn’t know the delegates designated for the primary election. How sure am I that I will win since they were smuggled in by other factions of the party. I better join a party that would be fair to me,” said Tukur
DAILY POST recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission had directed all parties to present their flag bearers latest by 25th of this month.
Already, four political parties including PDP, GPN, NNPP and SDP had so far conducted their primary elections for the vacant position.
It could be recalled that the only female lawmaker in Bauchi State House of Assembly, Maryam Bagel had dumped the APC for the Social Democratic Party to contest the bye-election slated for next month.