Kogi Polls: APC picks Indirect Primary as Decider

July 6, 2019
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted indirect primary to elect the party’s candidate for the forthcoming Kogi governorship election.

The approval was given after a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) on Friday evening where a formal request from the Kogi State executive and stakeholders in preference for the Indirect Primary was considered and deliberated on.

APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement issued after the meeting, said that the party’s timetable for the sale of forms and conduct of primaries will be announced in due course.

He said, “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved Indirect Primaries to elect the Party’s candidate for the forthcoming Kogi Governorship election,” he said.

“The approval was given after a meeting of the NWC on Friday where a formal request from the Kogi State executive and stakeholders in preference for the Indirect Primary was considered and deliberated on.

“Recall that the APC Constitution which was reemphasized by a decision of National Executive Committee (NEC) provides for three mode of primary election to elect Party candidates – Indirect, Direct Primaries and consensus – depending on the peculiarities of the state and preferences of the stakeholders in respective elections.”

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