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Group urges INEC to correct PDP Borno Central Senatorial candidate’s name

Supporters and members of Mustapha Jibrin Tatabe PDP Campaign Group have vowed never to give up its struggle in challenging Abuja Based PDP politicians from Borno and their culprits in court over the replacement of the name of Borno Central Senatorial District Candidate, Mustapha Jibrin Tatabe at the last PDP primaries in the state.

They also expressed their dismay over the sudden manipulation and conspiracy against the overall interest and will of the people of national leadership of the party, pointing out that was on record that the Senatorial District unanimously elected Hon. Mustapha Jibrin Tatabe during the Senatorial District party primary election conducted by INEC in Maiduguri.

Hon. Tatabe was issued with certificate of return by INEC and since then he has never withdrawn from the race as a candidate and has never written any letter of withdrawal as well gave anybody any mandate but many efforts were made by the Abuja based party leaders to frustrate his efforts.

The spokesman of the group, Asheik Alhaji Umar, who stated this during a press conference in Maiduguri on Sunday, said it is sad and disheartening that the lacuna has been perpetrated by some political parties.

He further stressed that, “before the release of INEC’s list of nominated candidates, we learnt that the national leadership of the party in connection with some Abuja based party leaders whom are contributing nothing towards the development of the party in the state cleverly substituted Hon. Mustapha Jibrin Tatabe] with that of Hon. Mohammed Umara Kumalia and they changed the will of the people.

“To our dismay, we saw the INECs nominated candidates was the name of one Mohammed Umara Kumalia who did not contest the party primary. We are not legal practitioners but the Electoral Act 2022 as amended was explicitly. There was no party primary election conducted in Maiduguri in respect of the substitution of Mohammed Umara Kumalia in our Constituency.

“The only Senatorial primary election for Borno Central Senatorial District conducted in Maiduguri is the one between Hon. Jibrin Mustapha Tatabe and Hon. Bukar Kachallah, were Hon. Jibrin Mustapha Tatabe was retuned elected.

“For us, it is imperative to let the national leadership and the whole world knows that it is still in our minds and we are aware of previous candidates, who are merchants and wants to let the party down. Most of these candidates are supported by the so called Abuja based politicians who are working for the ruling party, APC.

“The rumours making the round about Hon. Jibrin Mustapha Tatabe is mere mischief and fabrication of his enemies who are out to tarnish his image within and outside the party where those within the party have tried their treacherous slander but to no avail during the party primary election.

” People of Borno Senatorial District are solidly behind the PDP and more people are trooping into the party daily, following our mobilization to come out and vote initiative introduced by Hon. Jibrin Mustapha Tatabe and his team.

“Although, Hon. Jibrin Mustapha Tatabe has already file a suit against Hon. Mohammed Umara Kumalia in court to reclaim his mandate. It is worthy to note that the people of Borno Central Senatorial District and the entire the state are watching with keen interest as things unfold,” Umar said.

Speaking to journalists, the Chairman of the Group, Tijani Ahmed Yerwama said: “we call on our teeming supporters and members to remain calm and loyal to our candidate. We should continue to be resilient and steadfast. We should disregard all negativities against our candidates. We should stand firm by his side.

” We should continue to mobilize for Hon. Jibrin Mustapha Tatabe while we await the decision of the court. Please don’t relent in your quest for good leadership and representation at the National Assembly. Winning the election is our goal to achieve come 2023 general election”, Yerwama said.

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