A group, TeamNigeria4Change Kogi Chapter, has queried the basis of the call by Dan Isah, heading the campaign team of Admiral Usman Jibrin (rtd) seeking the APC party ticket, for screening by the All Progressives Congress, APC, of its candidates in the forth coming governorship election in November . The group, making the rejoinder wondered on what basis Isah made the call since he is not a member of the APC.
“As far as we know, Isah is a typical political harlot with alligaince to both ADC, APDA and a host of other parties. Why should he speak on APC’s internal process,” queried Comrade Ismail Abdullahi, Team Nigeria, Kogi Chapter, deputy secretary in a signed news release made available to pressmen in Abuja.
Speaking further, the group cautioned Isah to be wary of what he wishes for. “When you pray for rain, you must be ready to deal with the mud. Can his principal, Admiral Jibrin, survive a rigorous screening by the party’s screening committee,” asked the group’s deputy secretary.
Team Nigeria further added that screening of candidates is welcomed by any progressive minded Kogi indigine. “We do not want to exchange a candidate with visible record of achievement in governance with one with another having very little credibility. Not even for one who lost his Polling Unit to PDP’s Atiku who scored 131 doubling APC PMB’s 73. Polling Unit is in Okura District Of Dekina LGA. An LGA Of Bello’s Predecessor Capt Idris Ichalla Wada.
We would rather have a governor who runs an open door policy, comfortable with injection of youthful vigour into governance process like we currently have in Governor Yahaya Bello, rather than exchange him with one seeking to take the state back to the non-progressive old ways of doing things,” added Comrade Abdullahi. Neither would a candidate on trial for corruption get the ticket if they party.
Isah had earlier asked that APC carry out a “character analysis” on would be candidates of the party vying for the party ticket. But according to TeamNigeria4Change Isah couldn’t have been speaking with full conviction on the integrity quotient of his principal.
According to the group, there are many intending candidates with case files lodged in various security agencies in the country. “Admiral Jibrin is yet to properly dispel rumour of a case he is alleged to have at the EFCC,” stated the group.
“We know that one of the reasons why Isah remains in ADC is to keep the space available for Jibrin since he would be unable to get the APC ticket after being rejected by PDP,” Abdullahi added.