States free to seek approval for Indirect Primaries option – APC
That national leadership of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has explained that the party’s constitution provides for indirect primaries and consensus, lamenting the misleading media reports about the position of the party’s recent verdict on the matter.
Shedding light on the national leadership’s final decision on the matter the ruling party said any State that prefers to adopt indirect primaries is free to seek clearance from the national headquarters and secure approval for its choice, after a meeting with stakeholders in the respective states. This means States Executive and stakeholders can jointly write to the National Headquarters on their preferred choice. “for consideration and approval”.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja yesterday (Friday), the Ag. National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, lamented that the resolution on the mode of the party primaries has been subjected to interference and misleading interpretations.
He said: “The resolution of the APC NEC on the mode of Primary Election has been subject to inference and misleading interpretations.
“The Party’s constitution though provides for Indirect Election and Consensus, however, the use of Indirect Primaries is conditional and dependent on logistic impediments; peculiarities and need of a given state that makes it unable to use Direct Primaries. The State Executive Committee (SEC) shall in consultation with aspirants and other critical stakeholders of the party in a given state forward for the consideration and approval by the NWC, if Indirect Primaries is to be adopted.”