Kabiru Mijinýawa, Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, has warned Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to back down on his planned inclusion of two million fake membership cards into the national register of the party.
In an outburst at the party's stakeholders' meeting in Yola on Monday, the Speaker said he had evidence of a planned inclusion of about 2 million fake APC membership cards into the national register in order to give advantage to Governor Jibirilla Bindow's opponent through direct primary.
He told Oshiomhole to keep off the state or he would be dealt with
The Speaker accordingly charged Boss Mustapha, Secretary to then Government of Federation (SGF), to convey the feelings of stakeholders, who have unanimously adopted the indirect primary for all nominations in the state.
"There are more than 2 million fake APC membership cards in circulation, I have the evidence and will prove it even before the President,” Mijinýawa said.
“We're not afraid of anybody; and what is happening, SGF sir. What I want you to take note of is that some people are claiming they will take those fake cards to our National Chairman who will in turn include them in our APC register.
"We will not accept it in Adamawa State; we are telling you with a strong voice to tell him (Oshiomhole) to keep off from Adamawa State if not we will deal with him; we are ready to fight.”
The stakeholders, having consulted widely to consider the best option for the conduct of the party primary in Adamawa State, resolved to adopt the indirect primaries for the governorship, National Assembly and State House of Assembly primaries towards the 2019 general elections.
Sahara Reporters can report that Governor Bindow and his supporters are uncomfortable with the conduct of direct primary, because the party ligament, as presently constituted, is in the firm grip of former Governor Murtala Nyako, who has vowed to teach Bindow a bitter lesson in 2019.