“… says, despite we have no opposition party in this area, we must remain a united body and go for primary with our votes in bulk…”
No doubt going by the recent election guidelines released by INEC, political parties will be conducting primary elections starting from next month to last between April and May this year.
In his quest to get prepared ahead of time and to put his house in order, the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi at the weekend organized an expanded stakeholders meeting in his constituency where he brought together critical party stalwarts and all the 162 ward Excos and 13 LG Excos from his constituency.
Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi (APC Umaisha /Ugya) said the meeting was a prerequisite and starting point for what is ahead of them in respect to the anticipated primary elections.
The Speaker who noted that APC is already rooted in Toto LG and is the party to beat in the area stressed that even though APC has no strong opposition, they will work as a team in unity and full strength to go for primaries with bulk votes for their aspirants.
He tasked all stakeholders and the wards and LG Excos to rebuild their strength, hold tight their people and political strongholds as well as embrace peaceful and effective grassroots mobilizations.
The meeting generally reviewed the individual performances of all their elected representatives whom they voted for in the last election ranging from the President, the Governor, Senator, House of Representatives Member and the Speaker who is their State Assembly Representative respectively where commendations and observations were made in respect to individual performances.
The meeting also had in attendance Hon. Yusuf Omaki is a Former State Lawmaker and Former Commissioner from the constituency as well as the APC Chairman Toto LGA, Alhaji Shuaibu Ahmed, and the immediate past Chairman of the LG Prince Nuhu Adamu Dauda who both hailed from the constituency among others.