Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that the party is accessing internal mechanisms to address the concerns of contestants who are aggrieved with the outcome of the recently concluded APC primary in Anambra State
Ivotesng.com reports that contestants in the primary that threw up Sen. Andy Uba as the party’s flagbearer ahead of the gubernatorial election, had alleged that the process was smeared with irregularities hence the need for redress.
The governor said this at the APC national secretariat in Abuja after the inauguration of an appeal committee to hear complaints arising from the recent APC governorship primary in the Anambra state which he chairs.
Gov Yahaya said: “We have already gotten petitions from the aspirants and we shall trash them and find solution to all claims or observations made by the constants. Five petitions are with us right now and we are given time within which we shall conclude with them.”
While ruling out the possibility of heading to a one party system in Nigeria, the Gombe State governor said Nigerians should expect more political parties coming up to join the existing ones as soon as they meet INEC’s requirements and constitutional provisions.
Yahaya added that people were joining APC because its solid more on ground and more transparent.
“A party that is in control necessarily has to attract people that are ready to give there support and they are coming because they realise that APC is more solid, more on ground and really more transparent and open in terms of how it deals with everybody; the high and the low. That is why they are coming, so we welcome them and anybody that says no to have to have a rethink because party is about people and all politicians are invited and welcome to any party that they think belongs to the right track. That is what APC is.”
On whether the country was going towards one party system, the governor said: “No! no! no! As at the last count, INEC, and mind you, the process of registration is there free for all. Anybody could go to register a party provided he meets the constitutional provisions and the regulatory requirements of INEC. There are parties and there will still be more parties. So, why one party? I think that will never arise. Not in Nigeria.