Aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State have described the failure of the party to hold primaries before the last general elections, after collecting nomination fees from them as extortion.
They, therefore, called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the matter.
The aspirants, who gathered under the aegis of ‘The 2015 Taraba State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Aspirants Forum’, made this position known after an “inclusive consultative meeting” in Karu, Abuja yesterday.
They also demanded a refund of their money.
Its Protem Chairman, Rimamnde Bitrus Nuhu, said it was no longer a hidden fact that the PDP did not conduct primaries, adding: “It tasks the credulity of any right thinking individual to pretend that all is well within the PDP House in Taraba State”.
The group noted that the defection of former PDP aspirants to the All Progressives Congress (APC) because of its governorship candidate, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, showed the political truth in the state.
“It also demonstrates that she has emerged as a rallying point among the progressives”.
Nuhu said attempt by the masterminds of the political debacle to cover the truth would make the PDP to play into the hands of enemies, “who do not wish peace-loving Tarabans well”.