All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirants in Bauchi State, Yakubu Ibrahim Lame and Muhammed Ali Pate, have stated that no primary election took place in the state to have produced Governor Muhammed Abubakar.

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The APC Guber aspirants spoke separately to Daily Post in an exclusive interview in Bauchi on Sunday.

They said it’s a blatant lie and rumour that APC gubernatorial primary election has been conducted in the state

Lame said: “We just heard that Governor Abubakar has been declared the winner of APC Guber primaries while three other aspirants are still waiting for the arrival of the committees from Abuja for the commencement of the exercise.”

According to him, there was no Guber primary election that held in all the 20 LGAs of the state, even though there are reports that Gov. Abubakar had won the primary election.

On his part, Pate stated that the Guber aspirants will remain resolute and determined to watch with keen interest how they would emerge as Guber candidate of the party through due process of the electoral law.

“We will work in harmony to ensure justice is done to all other Guber aspirants of APC as no amount of frustrating our effort will work since we are law-abiding citizens and we still remain the party’s card-carrying members,” Pate said.