Senator Bwacha and the sham primary




It’s no longer news that the acclaimed APC’s gubernatorial flag bearer for Taraba state in the 2023 election, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, did not win the just concluded party primaries. The primaries which produced him as a winner was nothing but a charade and s sham. It will not stand in the court of public opinion.

Bwacha who is a third term senator has allegedly used his closeness to Senate President Ahmed Lawan to rig the primary in his favour. The barrage of condemnation and rejection of result that trailed the exercise point to the fact that other contenders are dissatisfied with the outcome.

Already, those who contested the primary have expressed deep reservation on the process that led to the emergence of Senator Bwacha which is believed to have been fraught with irregularities. It is on record that no manner of primary was held in Taraba state aside a state coup of deception and lies which ended in a charade, thuggery and electoral fraud.

Bwacha, a close associate to the senate president, and current APC chairman have taken laws into their hands to truncate the party’s chances of winning the 2023 general elections and invite court cases or legal actions ahead of the elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire APC family may deem it fit to cast their lenses on what happened in the Taraba’s primary election in order to restore sanity and put the party on the winning path.

In the interim, the strongest contender and former permanent secretary and head of service, Danladi Irmiya Kifasi, has approached the court to restrict both INEC and APC from supporting electoral fraud in Taraba state.

Kifasi is not alone as other aspirants such as Senator Yusuf A. Yusuf, Chief David Sabo Kente, Engr Saleh Mamman, Dr Anthony Manzo and Prof. Muhammed Yahaya protested the outcome of the sham primary.

The criticism which marred the purpoted primary will not augur well for the party’s drive to win elections in the state, unless drastic measures are taken to reverse the illegality by the national leadership of the party.

Musa Shehu and Ayuba Simon, Jalingo,Taraba state.

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