Supporters of Ajaka protest at the APC party secretariat for a purported primary election.
Supporters of Hon. Yakubu Murtala Ajaka have gathered in protest at the All Progressives Congress APC party secretariat in Abuja — alleging irregularities in the party’s primary election process.
The protesters, numbering in the hundreds, have demanded a fresh primary election or a change in the anointed candidate.
The primary election, an internal process held by political parties to select their candidates for an upcoming general election, is intended to ensure that the candidate selected is representative of the party’s values and ideals.
However – in some cases – the process can be marred by controversy and allegations of misconduct.
The protesters at the APC Headquarters are alleging just such misconduct, claiming that the election was rigged and the result was written in favor of the outgoing governor’s handpicked candidate.