The All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has disqualified former inspector-general of police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, from the senatorial race.
Spokesman of the ruling party, Yekini Nabena, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
Concise News recalls that the former police boss had sought to contest the Jigawa south senatorial district election on the platform of the APC in 2019.
But Nabena in a statement said: “The National Working Committee (APC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not cleared former Inspector-General of Police, Barr. Suleiman Abba to contest the Party’s Jigawa South Senatorial District Primaries,” Nabena’s statement read.
“Barr. Suleiman Abba’s name was erroneously included in the list of NWC-cleared aspirants,” the statement added.
Abba had said when he declared an interest in the race two months ago, that his willingness to serve the country made him join politics.
“The interest of my people to have a better representation at the national assembly and my personal desire to serve my country Nigeria at the national level again, and this is bearing in mind that representing the seven local governments that make up Jigawa central constituency does not end at conveying their views and vice versa, it also involves joining my colleagues in taking decisions that will affect the nation whether politically, economically, socially and other activities of human life that will put Nigeria in its rightful place in the comity of nations,” he had told reporters.