The Chief Joel Madaki led faction of People’s Democracy Party in Adamawa state Tuesday vowed and threatened to boycott tomorrow’s party convention, saying that the national leadership of the party imposed unpopular candidates, “against the wish of the people.”
“The last imposition brought us to this messed in the state that is lacking all democracy dividends and we are “condemning it with strong terms of rejection, it can never work this time around”
The position of the stakeholders was made known on Tuesday during press conference, held in Adamawa, as they said; “it is our collective view that anything short of cancellation of this kangaroo primary by the NWC of our party will leave us with no option but to follow the views of the entire great majority of the people of Adamawa state.
“We therefore resolve to abstain from the National convention of the party scheduled for tomorrow, “said Chief Joel Madaki, suspended state chairman of the party.
Madaki said party members regrets the way and manner the party thrown into confusion, “with the flagrant and open abuse of the rule and law with impunity with regard to party primaries and is a thing of serious concern that is heading to the complete eradication of the party in the minds of our grassroots supporters.”
Also corroborating other gubernatorial candidates which include Aliyu Kama, Dr Ahmed Modibbo, Engr Marcus Gundiri and the state governor Bala James Ngillari who was represented by his campaign Director, Sen.Abubakar Girei stressed that contrary to the electorate act and party guidelines which states that should there be any change of election venue, there must be a notice of not less than seven days and more to that, all elections be held in the various constituencies.
“But unfortunately in the case of Adamawa state all the delegates and aspirants were in Yola without any communication either from INEC or the party, while a purported election was said to have taken place in Abuja,” he fumed.
Ngilari posited; “it is our unanimous resolution to distance,condemned and reject it in its entirety, and that in protest to that we will not be part of any illegality that is happening within our party.”
The delegates of the People’s Democratic Party from Adamawa State have yesterday resolved to shun the National Convention of the party scheduled for today, for what they described as flagrant abuse of Electoral Law and the party’s constitution by the alleged allocation.