Mahmood Ahmed, an aspirant in the Adamawa governorship race of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked the party to immediately cancel the party’s primary.
Ahmed, who is the brother to Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, made the call in a petition sent to the APC Governorship and National Assembly Appeals Committee.
According to him, the ruling party should annul the exercise that produced Governor Jibrilla Bindow as the winner as party guidelines were not strictly implemented.
He also urged the committee to bar Governor Bindow from participating in the re-organised primary, labelling him as the “purported winner” whose encouragement of alleged malpractices made the exercise flawed.
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 cancelled in the interest of justice, internal democracy and the progress of the APC.”
He added that the committee should declare him as the “true and loyal governorship candidate of the party” in the state.