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Niger NASS members shun APC LG poll campaign flag-off

As crisis in the Niger State All Progressive Congress (APC) widens, two senators and all the members of the House of Representatives were absent during the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag-off campaign for the local government election slated for January 16, 2016.

The members of the Upper and Lower Chamber of the National Assembly were said to have been aggrieved over the process that brought in the candidates of the local government elections.

The Minister of State for Solid Minerals, Abubakar Bwari Bawa, Senator David Umaru representing Niger East Senatorial district, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi representing Niger South were conspicuously absent, along with some members of the House of Representatives and Assembly.

A source told the Daily Times that some of the Senators and other legislators were aggrieved because the party did not carry them along during the primaries.

They complained that the primaries was shrouded in secrecy and that they could not be part of the process.

However, an official of the party who was the former Publicity Secretary, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, said that most of the National Assembly members not present were engaged in one assignment or the other.

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