Gemade, Akaagerger at war over SDP primaries

Gemade, Akaagerger at war over SDP primaries

click photo for more information
Gemade, Akaagerger at war over SDP primaries
Godwin Tsa, Abuja and Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Two aspirants of Benue North East senatorial district, Barnabas Gemade and Joseph Akaagerger, are currently at daggers-drawn over a yet-to-be announced result of the primary election, which held last Saturday. Akaagerger, who led some aggrieved aspirants of the party to address newsmen at the NUJ House on Monday, […]
1
41

Godwin Tsa, Abuja and Rose Ejembi, Makurdi

Two aspirants of Benue North East senatorial district, Barnabas Gemade and Joseph Akaagerger, are currently at daggers-drawn over a yet-to-be announced result of the primary election, which held last Saturday.

Akaagerger, who led some aggrieved aspirants of the party to address newsmen at the NUJ House on Monday, called for immediate cancellation of the national and state assembly primary election of the party in Benue State over alleged irregularities, and sharp practises perpetrated by Gemade’s group.

This was even as Gemade has described Akaagerger as a liar and a loud trouble maker, who was hired by his political opponents to denigrate his personality.

Akaagerger, at the adpress conference, alleged criminal manipulation of the election result in all 277 wards in the state.

READ ALSO: Osun election and cultural dynamics

Senator Akaagerger, who contested the primary with Gemade, on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), alleged that parallel executives of the party were created in four local government areas, without following the party’s constitution.

He also claimed that all the returning officers posted to the seven local government areas in Benue North East senatorial district, including Katsina Ala, Kwande, Konshisha, Vandeikya, Ukum, Logo and Ushongo consisting of 84 wards, all left to Gemade’s house in Gboko, after election, and handed over some result sheets to him.

“Election results are possibly coming out from that house. In Benue North-West, there were some local government areas where elections never held, but results were recorded in favour of candidates loyal to Gemade.

Consequently, we pray for immediate cancellation of the purported primary conducted on September 29, 2018 because they were a charade and a sham.

“The national secretariat should devise a credible means to conduct fresh primary that would win the confidence of all aspirants and party supporters,’” he added. In a swift reaction yesterday, Gemade maintained that Akaagerger was only ranting and insisted that the primary was conducted freely and fairly in five out of the seven local government areas that make up the senatorial district.

“Akaagerger is so desperate and does not want to accept defeat. I have defeated him severally in the past. So, why must he say I must behave crookedly before I can win election? Akaagerger has been hired by my political opponents against me, and I will not hesitate to sue anyone who denigrates my personality.

“The elections are not yet announced, but, I know they are conclusive already. We are only waiting for the electoral panel to announce the result, and I know I will win. He knows he is a loser in the elections, that is why he has run to the press.”

READ ALSO: Nigeria’s 58 fractured years

Regardless, an SDP governorship aspirant, Innocent Daa’gba, has called for the nullification and setting aside of the party’s primary which produced Hingah Biem as its governorship candidate.

Daa’gba, who alleged disenfranchisement of candidates and eligible voters during the conduct of the party’s governorship primary, said the entire exercise was a nullity .

In a petition to the chairman of the party’s electoral appeal panel in the state, Daa’gba further called for a fresh governorship primary within 48 hours, under the direct control and supervision of the national officials of the party.

He also demanded that the list of the party’s electoral/returning officers slated for the conduct of a fresh governorship primaries for Benue State be released to aspirants.

Alternatively, he called on the party’s leadership to take a decision that would guarantee a free and fair positioning of the party for electoral victory ‎in 2019 in Benue State.

In the October 2 petition, made available to Daily Sun, he chronicled events that led to disenfranchisement of aspirants and eligible voters, ‎to include alleged diversion of electoral materials, which he claimed, were taken to unknown destination; whereas results were prepared and purportedly returned in favour of a preferred candidate of the state officials of the party.

He claimed that the purported result of the governorship primary was fraudulently procured in favour of the preferred candidate, and not as a result of proper exercise of voting.

He said the effect of the alleged fraudulent diversion of materials, “was felt by me, my supporters and agents, who had gathered at the various local government/ward centers as early as 7:00am without sighting the electoral officers and materials.

READ ALSO: Celebrating Nigeria’s true heroes

“I promptly drew the attention of the committee chairman, Dr. Salisu, my colleagues on the team; Joseph ‎Abu and David Umah, to these developments and they promised to intervene.

“I later came to discover, however, that they never went out into these places to physically confirm or dispute my complaints, and this was the general scenario across the entire 23 local government areas of the state.”

The post Gemade, Akaagerger at war over SDP primaries appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.

Ogun Gov, Abiodun appoints SSG, Chief of Staff

click photo for more information
Ogun Gov, Abiodun appoints SSG, Chief of Staff
By Adejoke Adeleye Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government, […] Related
15
20

Police Parade 400-level LAUTECH Student For Serial Crime

click photo for more information
Police Parade 400-level LAUTECH Student For Serial Crime
LEADERSHIP : Men of the Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, at the division’s headquarters located at Eleyele in Ibadan, the state capital, paraded a 400-level Accounting student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Araoye Adeniyi, who had been on the wanted list of the police for series of criminal activities. He was […]
1
14

Ruggedman Attacked & Beaten Up In London By Fans Of Naira Marley

click photo for more information
Ruggedman Attacked & Beaten Up In London By Fans Of Naira Marley
Ruggedman Nigerian singer, Ruggedman was attacked in London by fans of Naira Marley and beaten seriously. This attack is happening less than 24 hours after the release of Issa Goal, Naira Marley from the clutches of EFCC at a restaurant in London. The video of the attack was posted by @Idboss2, one of the fans, […]
1
15

Naira Marley Finally Leaves EFCC Custody 14 Days After He Was Granted Bail

click photo for more information
Naira Marley Finally Leaves EFCC Custody 14 Days After He Was Granted Bail
Nigerian pop singer, Naira Marley has finally regained freedom the clutches of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), 14 days after he was granted bail of 2 Million Naira with two sureties.  The hip hop singer was seen in a video on Instagram on Friday the 14th of June where he was walking out […]
1
11

Aramide To Be Inducted Into The GRAMMY’s Governance Board

click photo for more information
Aramide To Be Inducted Into The GRAMMY’s Governance Board
Nigerian Afro-soul artiste, Aramide is set to be inducted into the Governance Board of the Recording Academy of the prestigious Grammys. The soul singer shared this good news on Instagram where she talked about what she has been through as a music lover and artiste and how music has not just been a place of […]
13
12

Police Detain 400-level Medical Student With Arms

click photo for more information
Police Detain 400-level Medical Student With Arms
LEADERSHIP : A 400-level student of Medicine and Surgery at University of Calabar, who was arrested by the police in Cross River over alleged illegal possession of arms, said he got the weapon to protect himself. The suspect, Ikezue Nnamdi, who was arrested, told News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar, on Thursday, that he was […]
14
13

LATEST DISCOVERY: How To Treat Weak Erection, Erectile Dysfunction Naturally And Be Free For Life

click photo for more information
LATEST DISCOVERY: How To Treat Weak Erection, Erectile Dysfunction Naturally And Be Free For Life
LEADERSHIP : Treat erectile dysfunction and last more than 40 minutes in bed with stronger and big manh**d with NAFDAC APPROVED natural means. Click to see testimonies and place your order today.   The post LATEST DISCOVERY: How To Treat Weak Erection, Erectile Dysfunction Naturally And Be Free For Life appeared first on Leadership Newspaper […]
1
14

‘Burna Is My Husband…” – Stefflon Don

click photo for more information
‘Burna Is My Husband…” – Stefflon Don
Burna boy and Stefflon Don British rapper, Stefflon Don’s has revealed that she and Burna Boy will be getting married for sure as she calls him her husband during her interview on Beat 1. The rapper during the interview stated that she’s very sure she and Boy will get married. When asked ‘what’s the situation […]
29
14

Johnny Drille – Papa

click photo for more information
Johnny Drille – Papa
Johnny Drille – Papa Overview of Johnny Drille – Papa Mavins Records singer and songwriter – Johnny Drille, unveils brand new single which he titled “Papa“. Shortly after giving us his previous single ‘Finding Efe‘, Johnny Drille shows no sign of slowing down as he comes through with another soul-lifting tune to brighten up your […]
1
24

MKO Abiola and his three strange friends

click photo for more information
MKO Abiola and his three strange friends
By Dare Babarinsa It is a matter of irony that President Muhammadu Buhari, who was decidedly hostile to Chief Moshood Abiola when he was our […] Related
16
31

Ex-Minister Bags Uniabuja Honorary Doctorate Degree

click photo for more information
Ex-Minister Bags Uniabuja Honorary Doctorate Degree
LEADERSHIP : By MOSES ORJIME, Abuja The University of Abuja has awarded former Minister of State , Foreign  Affairs, Mrs Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman an honorary doctorate degree. A letter from the university signed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof M. U Adikwu said the award is for her enormous contributions to education, peace, unity and progress […]
1
29

VIDEO: Skales – Ego

click photo for more information
VIDEO: Skales – Ego
VIDEO: Skales – Ego Overview of Skales – Ego (Official Video) Basline Music finally unlocks the official music video for “Ego” by the never say never guy, Skales. Skales is once again proving himself to be a true connoisseur of dance music, especially as it concerns the females as he dishes out his latest single titled […]
8
27
load more posts