The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State on Thursday alleged plot by a group of politicians to disrupt the party’s governorship primary scheduled to hold Saturday.
The allegation is contained in a statement by the State publicity secretary of the APC, Makinta Zarami issued Thursday.
According to the statement, “The party has information that on Wednesday night, some representatives of the group held meeting in Kaduna during which it was agreed that a protest be stage-managed to attract the national leadership of the APC to create false impression of popular opposition to indirect primaries already approved by the National working committee for the conduct of the governorship primaries.
“During the Kaduna meeting, some members of the group boasted of working in collaboration with someone at the national headquarters of the APC who promised to initiate controversies at an NWC meeting on the basis the stage-managed protest.
“Even while the fake protests is being plotted against indirect primaries already adopted for Borno, the ultimate motive is to introduce a dubious register of APC members in the state as against an authentic register and membership cards from the National headquarters which were presented to state executives of the party.
“The party is alerting security agencies to avert any breakdown of law and order while also notifying members of the party and supporters in the State as well as the national headquarters of the party ahead of the already masterminded plot to destabilize Borno’s primaries.
“The party officials will as neutral umpires, remain firm in preparations to organize free, fair and credible primaries for emergence of candidates on the basis of their popularity as to be elected by valid delegates,” the statement read.
The APC urged its members and supporters to remain law abiding while also calling on all aspirants and their associates to carry out their political activities in peaceful and lawful manners.