The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may rescind its decision on the choice of indirect method of primaries for Kogi State governorship election.
This was as the NWC said it has received petitions from stakeholders in the state in reaction to the indirect primaries adopted for the election of the party’s candidate for the November 16 gubernatorial poll.
The primary election holds August 29, already incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello has picked his nomination form, seeking to return for a second term.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received petitions from some stakeholders in Kogi State in reaction to Indirect Primaries adopted for the election of the Party’s candidate for the forthcoming Governorship election in the state.
“The NWC will look at the merit of the petitions in line with the Party’s constitution and come out with a position in due course.
“The NWC, therefore, thank the aggrieved APC stakeholders in Kogi State for the peaceful manner in which they have conducted themselves so far and their trust in the NWC to do the right thing.
“It needs restating that the APC Constitution which was reemphasized by a decision of National Executive Committee (NEC) provides for three modes of primaries to elect Party candidates – Indirect, Direct Primaries and consensus – depending on the peculiarities of the state and preferences of the stakeholders in respective elections.
“We assure all concerned parties that the NWC would be guided only by our rules”, a statement sent to Newsflash247 by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, read.
Newsflash247 recalls that some governorship aspirants of the APC in Kogi had on Monday protested against the indirect primaries, saying it would affect the fortunes of the party in the state.
They demanded a direct primaries instead and for a caretaker committee to be raised due to the litigation over the State Working Committee (SWC).