Nasarawa West 2023: Barr Magaji Petitions Appeal Committee, Wants APC Senate Primaries Cancelled

Barrister Labaran Shuaibu Magaji
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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

A senatorial aspirant for Nasarawa west district in the just concluded primariy election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Barrister Shuaibu Labaran Magaji, has petitioned the appeal committee of the party, demanding for cancellation of results of the Nasarawa and Keffi local government areas of the state.

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State

Magji, made the demand in a four-page petition copied to the APC national chairman, state chairman and also the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), as well as the Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Monday.

He said the results from the two local governments are full of infractions and discrepancies in the delegates list.

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Our correspondent report that the APC primary election for Nasarawa west senatorial district was postponed twice on May 28 and 29, 2022 but was finally conducted on June 4, 2022, after Barrister Shuaibu Labaran Magaji, had earlier raised an alarm over alleged discovery of doctored delegates list from Keffi and Nasarawa local government areas.

Arc. Shehu Ahmed Tukur
Arc. Shehu Ahmed Tukur

He, however, sought for four prayers in the petition for the appeal committee to redress, even as he expressed shocked and disappointment over alleged telephone conversation between a highly placed traditional ruler and the APC chairman of Keffi LGA that the list of delegates should be in favour of his opponent, Architect Shehu Tukur.

“And I am completely astonished to see two inconsistent delegates list for Nasarawa and Keffi local government in the just concluded primary election of Nasarawa West senatorial district held on the 4th day of June 2022, particularly Nasarawa local government delegates list where two APC primary election for state house of assembly and house of representative were conducted with two different delegates list” he said in the petition.

According to him, the two inconsistent delegates list for Nasarawa and Keffi which he marked as exhibit (A1), (A2) and (B1) (B2) on the said date scheduled for the postponed APC primary election to select the senatorial candidate for Nasarawa West senatorial district held on 4th June, 2022, saying no clarification as to which of the two conflicting delegates list was to be used for the election.

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He said both the two separate purported delegates list for Nasarawa and Keffi local government are product of illegality, which he said is a null and void, and prayed the appeal committee to discard them.

 

He declared that the 75 delegates votes for exhibit A1 and the 50 votes for exhibit B1 for Nasarawa and keffi local government areas respectfully and who voted for Shehu Tukur be declared null and void.

Barrister Shuaibu Labaran Magaji
Barrister Shuaibu Labaran Magaji

Magaji, therefore, urged the appeal committee to declare him as winner of the primaries election for the selection of the senatorial candidate for Nasarawa West senatorial district held on the 4th day of June 2022, haven scored the highest number of votes casted during the primaries.

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