Hear him, “The presidential primaries scheduled for this weekend (Sept. 28 and 30) had been postponed due to lack of funds’, adding that the party cannot afford given money to all expected delegates coming, while there was no money for all other logistics.
In another development, the South-South and South-East zonal chapters of the party have called on its National Chairman, Tanko Yunusa, to step-down ahead of the party’s Presidential primaries.
Penpushing reports that ,a statement by the two party Deputy National Chairmen in the zones, Goodluck Obi and Pastor Peters Omoragbon, said the call became necessary since Yinusa is also a Presidential aspirant.
Similarly, the party leaders also requested for complete review/reversal of the “exorbitant nomination fees’’ for all aspirants seeking elective offices.
Penpushing reports that, Emmanuel while reacting declared that said that the two Deputy Chairmen were no longer recognized as leaders in the zones, and therefore have no authority to demand for anything in the party.
His words, “As far as we are concerned, they demanded for the national chairman to step-down before presidential primaries, there is nowhere in NCP constitution that demands for resignation. “The founder of the party, Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, contested for Presidency while he was the National Chairman’.
“Some people requested him to step-down, but late Chief Fawehinmi said if there is any provision for such in the party’s constitution, as a law abiding person, he will step-down,” Emmanuel added.