Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday came under fire as protesters took over the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja.
The protesters said to be APC members are demanding both the cancellation of results of primary elections into certain positions and the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman.
Thousands of party members from Nasarawa, Enugu, Kano and Niger States at different intervals on besieged APC Headquarters, blocking entrance and roads leading to Secretariat.
For Kano, the protesters led by Muhammad Kofa alleged that the election that produced Kabiru Gaya, Senator representing Kano South was marred by a lot of irregularities, including election malpractices, rigging, compilation and announcement of fake election by Kano APC.
In a petition, to the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole obtained by journalists in Abuja demanded that Sulaiman Kawu should be declared winner having complied with the guidelines of the party during the exercise.
The petition partly read, “The primaries election in Kano State were not conducted by the electoral panel sent by the National headquarters and the result was not announced by appropriate official legally.
“Therefore, we unambiguously demand that alternatively the election rigged, giving false results. This election process was entirely contravention of our party’s election guideline and constitution as there was no true and sincere internal democracy.”
The protesters from Niger state alleged that while Sani Mohammed won the Niger East Senatorial Primary, the incumbent, David Umar was declared the flag bearer by the APC leadership.
The Niger contingent who almost overwhelmed security operatives at the entrance of the APC Secretariat vowed not to retreat until the national chairman, Oshiomhole whom they described as ‘a disaster to APC’ grant their request.