18 aggrieved APC guber aspirants, others form Plateau Project 2
The crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Plateau State chapter has taken another dimension, as 18 aggrieved governorship aspirants and other stakeholders have formed a group christened ‘Plateau Project 2’ to pursue litigations and petitions arising from the primaries of the party.
According to the Chairman of the group, Omar Shittien, the group represents a political movement to pursue the injustice perpetrated by certain forces in the party.
He stated yesterday: “We are dismayed over the blatant refusal of the party to conduct an election of delegates before the conduct of the recent primaries for all political offices in the state.
“Plateau Project 2 comprises 18 aggrieved APC governorship, House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senate seat aspirants, as well as local council chairmanship aspirants, who were deprived of their rights to contest the election after being cleared by the party.”
He described the party’s alleged imposition of party officials at the ward, local council, and state and national levels, against the wish of the members, as undemocratic.
“We have, therefore, resolved that all petitions arising from complaints about these injustices shall be vigorously pursued to a logical conclusion,” he stated.
The statement added that a committee of elders and representatives of all the aspirants “shall closely monitor the political situation as well as make recommendations” to the Plateau Project 2.
At the meeting were all aggrieved members of the party, who were denied their rights to contest during the party’s primaries.