Taraba APC Congress suspended

Taraba APC Congress suspended
The Taraba State Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended its congress for the election of its State Working Committee members.

This is sequel to crisis that rocked the exercise in the state on Saturday.

Chairman of the Congress Committee, Rtd. Maj Gen Danjuma Dambazau made this known.

He said the committee would sit and look at the issues that led to the protest with a view to resolving them.

It was gathered that at about 4:45pm when the exercise was about to commence at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo, some chieftains of the party stormed the venue demanding the committee to use the list earlier sent to the National Headquarters of the party in Abuja.

The protesters were led by the former Acting governor of the state, Alhaji Abubakar Danladi, a former Governorship candidate in the state, Chief David Kente and the National President of Trade Union Congress, (TUC), Mr Bala Kaigama.News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

They accused the Committee of tampering with the delegates list duly signed by returning officers during the ward and local government Congresses.

As they were engaging the Electoral Committee sent from Abuja on how to resolve the issue of delegate list, one of the supporters seized the materials for the election, while others dismantled some items on the high table, causing pandemonium in the hall.

One of the protesters, Kaigama told journalists that the team from Abuja was acting a script in favour of the Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan to shortchange other chieftains of the party ahead of 2019 elections.

According to him, the time of manipulation in the party was over.

“We are in the game to correct the rot in the system.

“Tarabans are now wiser and we will not take the manipulation of the five man committee sent to conduct the election in the state in favour of a particular candidate,” he said.

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