Protest mar APC Central senatorial primaries , as two aspirants walked out of the venue.

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The ongoing All Progressive Congress (APC) primary election for Central Senatorial District of Kogi state holding at the Kahal Cinema , Okene on Saturday has suffered a setback as two aspirants, Barrister Ramatu Shehu Attah and Alhaji Dalhatu Sherif, walked out of the venue after much protest to force compliance to party rules and regulations.

The two contestants while abandoning the poll, said, they have to take the decision as a last resort, insisting that the process will not serve their interests , as the system was tailored to favour Engr. Sadiq Abubakar Ohere.

The duo had complained of non arrival of INEC officials before the commencement of the actual voting, and also kicked against using political office holders as agents to Aspirants.

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However, the aggrieved aspirants later returned to the Kahal Cinema, Okene, venue of the election.

As at the time of filing this report, the delegates from the five Local Government Areas are casting their votes as 285 delegates had earlier been accredited.

Meanwhile, the returning officer , Alhaji Yahaya Karaku has assured of a hitch free process and promise to ensure the election conformed substantially to electoral guidelines, while advising the aggrieved aspirants to channel their complaints to appropriate quarters.




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