Buhari Blasts Oshiomhole Over Irregularities In APC Primaries
Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari. Source: Twitter

Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari has condemned the irregularities that marred the primaries of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC), across the nation,  taking a swipe at the party’s National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in the process.

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Concise News reports that the APC National Convention took place on Saturday in Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari emerging unopposed in a direct primary election, but the exercise in some states was marred by controversies.

Speaking on the outcome of the primaries in series of tweets on Sunday morning, Mrs Buhari said the ruling party was not fair to aspirants who partook in its primaries across the country.

The President’s wife wondered why the APC, a party whose cardinal principle is change and headed by an activist (Oshiomhole) whose main concern is for the common man, could allow such impunity take place under his watch.

She tweeted: “It is disheartening to note that some aspirants used their hard earned money to purchase nomination forms, got screened, cleared and campaigned vigorously yet found their names omitted on Election Day, these forms were bought at exorbitant prices.

“Many others contested and yet had their result delayed. Fully knowing that AUTOMATIC tickets have been given to other people.

“All Progressives Congress being a party whose cardinal principle is change and headed by a comrade/activist whose main concern is for the common man, yet, such impunity could take place under its watch,” she opined.

Meanwhile, Concise News reports that Mrs Buhari’s brother, Halilu Ahmed, is a governorship aspirant of the APC in Adamawa state.

Ahmed called for the cancellation of the primary election won by the state governor, Muhammadu Bindow.

In a related development, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, said the exercise was hijacked.

The APC had issues over the conduct of the party’s governorship primaries in Imo, Rivers, Zamfara, and Kaduna states.