How Former Plateau Deputy Speaker, Gagdi, Forged Delegates List For Kanam LGA Primary Election-20 Wards Chairmen
Twenty (20) wards Chairmen in Kanam Local Government Area have indicted the former Deputy Speaker of Plateau House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Yusuf Babayo Adamu Gagdi of forging delegates list and also accused him of using a political impostor imported by the People Democratic Party ,(PDP ) to cause confusion and crisis to the All Progressives Congress ,APC, on the Plateau .
The petitioners alleged that they discovered that the system was highly corrupted to the extent that in some electoral wards only two names of authentic party ward Executives were found on the delegate list duly endorsed by the state executives.
In their narrative; “while we were waiting for the report of the Arch Pam Dung Gyang committee of 18th November, 2017, the state rescheduled fresh primaries on 21st November, 2017 in Jos at Yelwa club and was later relocated to Pankshin LGA.
One of aggrieved aspirant ,Hon Abbas Adamu Wokdung said on the 18th of November only two aspirants keenly contested for the Chairmanship of Kanam LGA himself and one Idris Musa Suleiman and that the election was chaired by the Electoral committee in which 4 aspirants stepped down before the commencement of the voting in Kanam Multipurpose hall.
According to them, Mohammed Abdullahi Barau was not qualified to contest 18th November, Congresses but suddenly resurfaced from the Hon Yusuf Gagdi’s manufacturing list to emerged on the rescheduled primaries of 21st in Pankshin.
The wards Chairmen in Kanam Local Government Council of Plateau state have petition the state chapter Chairman, Hon Latep Dabang on the councillorship /chairmanship delegates, alleged electoral committee but they are of the view that their might have compromised their position.
The statements said the contention of the petitioner’s alleged claim that voting had commenced by the delegates when all of a sudden violence erupted and the entire exercise was brought to hold.
“We challenged that the process of accreditation was almost concluded when a strange aspirant in the person of Mohammed Abdullahi Barau was then introduced midway into the delegates primaries as they raised observation challenging the act, as well sending two protest letters to register their grievances whereby they also seeks for cancellation of the whole exercise as they said it was marred by impunity, imposition of candidates to them.
“We hereby complained that the winner didn’t participate in the 18th November, 2017 but contested after 4:56pm when the delegates have completed screening and were about to start.”
The Executives faulted the process of accreditation which they said the state chapter Chairman claimed was credible and successful during the delegates primaries held in Pankshin LGA.