Jibrilla Bindow

Mahmood Ahmed, the brother to First Lady Aisha Buhari, has called on the National leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cancel the primary election that produced Governor Jibrilla Bindow as the candidate for Adamawa.

Ahmed, who was aspirant in the recently held APC governorship primary in the state, sent a petition to the party’s Governorship and National Assembly Appeals Committee before Tuesday’s deadline for the submission of petitions.

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He pleaded with the committee to cancel the exercise conducted on October 5 because stipulated party guidelines were flouted.

Ahmed also urged the committee to disqualify Bindow, whom he described as the “purported winner” of the governorship primary.

In a copy of the petition, which he signed, President Muhammadu Buhari’s in-law urged the committee to declare him as the “true and loyal governorship candidate of the party” in the state.

Ahmed wrote: “In the light of the above submission, I most sincerely urge this Honourable Committee to recommend to the NWC to nullify the 5th October 2018 exercise, having violated the stipulated guidelines of our party.

“The whole exercise violated the guidelines and should be canceled in the interest of justice, internal democracy and the progress of the APC.

“Disqualify the purported winner of the gubernatorial primary, Governor Umar Jibrilla Bindow for his direct and indirect participation in the electoral malpractices and the evidence of disloyalty.

“Declare my humble self as the true and loyal governorship candidate of the party for Adamawa State.”