LG ELECTIONS: BORNO APC CHAIRMAN DENIES IMPOSITION OF CANDIDATES……. SAYS NO VACANCY FOR OPPOSITIONS

 
BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI
 
The Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno state, Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori has denied allegations making the round that his party and other top echelons were imposing Candidates ahead of the forthcoming Chairmanship and Councillorship positions for Local Government Elections slated to hold in November 28th 2020.
 
Dalori spoke to our Correspondent in his office on Wednesday while receiving aspirants and their party supporters who came to buy nomination and expression of interest forms.
 
He said, any contestant who is an indigene, registered member of the APC irrespective of sex, and have meet up with necessary guidelines and requirements including contribution to the party and of good character is free and illegible to visit the State Headquarters of his great party in Maiduguri and obtain the forms, as his doors remain opened.
 
Dalori who is also the Forum Chairman of APC Chairmen in 36 states and federal capital Abuja said, since the commencement of the sales of the forms, a total of 35 aspirants spread across the 27 Local Government Areas have picked the Chairmanship forms at the cost of N1 million, while additional N50,000 is for intern.
 
He added that Councillorship forms were sold at the cost of N300,000 with intern inclusive.
 
The Chairman stressed that APC being the ruling party in the state had to raise the prices of the forms in order to prevent ‘dick and hurry’ pick up the forms for their own political motives or gratification after loosing at the primaries.
 
“The allegations making the round that my party and other top echelons were imposing Candidates ahead of the forthcoming Chairmanship and Councillorship positions for Local Government Elections slated to hold in November 28th 2020, is baseless and untrue.
” Even this morning, our Leader, Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum called me and said I should make sure that I conduct a free and fair primaries, and that is what APC is all about.
“In fact, in some Local Government Area where there is a peaceful consensus, we are even giving out the forms to such consensus candidate free of charge if such a candidates does not have money to obtain the forms, but was asked to contest unanimously.
“We are doing everything possible to ensure the unity of our members as we prepare for free, fair and peaceful elections in all our 27 Council Areas come 28th November 2020 Insha Allah.
” Therefore, any contestant who is an indigene, registered member of the APC irrespective of sex, and have meet up with necessary guidelines and requirements including contribution to the party and of good character is free and illegible to visit our State party Headquarters in Maiduguri and obtain the forms, as my doors remain opened.” Dalori stated.
Dalori while calling on all APC supporters to unite, expressed optimism that with developmental strides under the present administration and the enthusiasm to consolidate at the grassroots, his Party will defeat all candidates from the opposition parties with landslide victory in a free and credible polls in all the 27 local government areas. 
 

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