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APC adopts indirect primary for Kogi Gubernatorial poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that it will choose its candidate for the November 2 governorship election in Kogi State through the indirect primary system.


The party made this announcement during its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, held on Friday at its National Secretariat.


Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed November 2 for the governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa states.


A statement by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, announced the approval was given after a meeting of the NWC where a formal request from the Kogi State executive and stakeholders in preference for the indirect primary was considered and deliberated on.


The statement read: “Recall that the APC Constitution, which was emphasised by a decision of the National Executive Committee, provides for three modes of primary elections to elect party candidates –indirect, direct primaries and consensus– depending on the peculiarities of the state and preferences of the stakeholders in respective elections.


“Meanwhile, the party’s timetable for the sales of forms and conduct of primaries will be announced in due course.”


Nevertheless, some stakeholders in Kogi State recently called on the NWC to raise a caretaker committee if the party was serious about winning the state poll.


The stakeholders, who claimed that the APC was not united in the state, urged the party to adopt direct primary for the governorship election.

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