A political movement made up of members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State has said it will continue with court cases to challenge the imposition of the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda and other candidates of the party ahead of the 2023 elections.
The Plateau Project 2 group also faulted the process that led to the emergence of delegates that conducted the party’s primary election which brought on board candidates of the party, saying the process was not transparent as there was no election in line with the new electoral guideline.
The group in a press statement made available to journalists in Jos on Thursday after a meeting signed by its Chairman, Umar Shittien and Moderator, Chief Amos Gizo said the party has never conducted an election since it came on board in 2015 as it also imposed candidates for the last local government election in the state.
It vowed not to allow the APC get away with the age-long impunity that it has allegedly perpetrated over time, claiming it was ready to correct all the illegality and wrongs committed by the powers that be.
The statement said, “That all court cases in respect to imposition shall be pursued to conclusion. That all petitions and complaints about imposition shall be pursued to a logical conclusion.”
It noted also some of the issues discussed at the meeting as, “The undemocratic imposition of party officials at the ward, Local Government Area, State and at the National level; Imposition of Councillorship candidates, Local Government Chairmanship candidates.
“Also, the imposition of House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senatorial Candidates who were deprived of their rights to contest the election after being cleared by the party to contest.
”Imposition of preferred governorship candidate on the party in the state to the detriment of 19 other aspirants.
“Blatant refusal by the party to conduct the election of delegates for the conduct of the party primaries for all political offices as provided by the party guidelines and constitution of the APC.
2023: Plateau APC group vows to challenge guber candidate imposition in court