APC-primary: More winning Chances lost as Massive defections loom in Bassa, Jos-North, to support PRP.

APC-primary: More winning Chances lost as Massive defections loom in Bassa, Jos-North, to support PRP.

There has been palpable disquet in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Plateau State chapter, just as massive defections loom ahead of the forthcoming 26th February, 2022 bye-election into Bassa/Jos-North Federal Constituency, by some aggrieved chieftains of it.

A close source in Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande’s camp of the party confided in this reporter that their boss and many other party excos and members within Jos-North and Bassa LGA will soon defect from the party.
The APC has on 1 & 2 February, 2022 held a bye-primary election to fill-in the vacant seat of Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency, where Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, faulted subversion of his lawful votes against Hon. Abbey Aku, by the electoral committee.

According to Kwande’s close aide, they have appealed what he called “the wrong done to us, but we learnt that the seat of power within the state is still insisting that its anointed aspirant must be fielded.”

“I am telling you that massive defection looms in the Jos-North and Bassa chapter of the APC, and this is sequel to the fall out of the bye-primary election, where our valid votes were subverted.

“Our principal is one of the founding members of the APC, he has won the primary but the power that be is rooting for an unpopular  anointed candidate of the Governor,” he alleged.
The source said Kwande’s popularity is glaring stressing that despite heavy Government  pressure, intimidation of delegates, and monetary inducements, yet Kwande who hails from Jos-North virtually won the primary election.
He said pressure has been mounted on their boss, and they have widely consulted, “soon we will make known to the constituents our position, but defection is imminent.”
He added that it was possible for them to defect to the PRP, to support it’s flag-bearer.
Our correspondent reports that Gwani Muhammad Adam, another chieftain of the APC and one of its former aspirants for the Bye-Election for Jos North Bassa Federal Constituency seat, who earlier step down for a government anointed candidate is however, said to have succumbed to pressure and eventually defected alongside his teeming supporters to the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) to pursue his aspiration.

The APC has recently suffered another massive defection, with its ex-chairman, State chapter chairman, Letep Daban and his teeming supporters exiting