Posted by Grand News | 21 October 2018 | 751 times
Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Niger State on Saturday blocked the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway in the northern part of the country as the protested the alleged imposition of candidate on them.
According to a report by Channels TV, the party supporters who took over the highway for close to three hours were said to be protesting against the alleged automatic tickets given to some aspirants in the state by the national leadership of the party.
The demonstration has led to a gridlock on the road, as travellers were trapped and prevented from going to their various destinations.
They claimed that the names of two of the aspirants – one vying for Senate and the other for House of Representatives – who won the primaries, have been substituted at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The protesters alleged that the APC national leadership retrieved the Certificate of Return it initially presented to the said aspirants after declaring them the winners on the exercise.
They also accused some party leaders at the national level of selling the ruling party to the opposition.
However, the APC leadership has yet to respond to the allegations.
•Sourced from Channels TV report
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