- Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has spoken about the upcoming APC's primaries
- Ambode said the party constitution allows both direct and indirect primaries
- He maintained that all the members of the APC have to act in accordance with it
The Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday night, August 29, declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress' constitution supports both direct and indirect primaries.
The Punch reports that Ambode made this known at the end of the APC national caucus meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said: “The fact remains that the constitution of our party allows us to carry out our primaries and elections, using direct or indirect primaries.
“We cannot disagree with the constitution; so, either direct or indirect primaries, you are at liberty to justify the choice you want to pick, once it suits your purpose and in line with constitution as the state determines.
“The essence is for us to deepen democracy and to also allow our members to participate in the entire process.
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“The idea is, once you have party members that are able to take decisions on who should represent them, I think we would have gone a step higher and better than other parties, and that makes us a better party.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari attended the APC caucus meeting which took place at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, August 28.
Although the detail of the meeting has not been known yet, it is reportedly related to the party’s 2019 plans to retain power.
Those at the meeting included the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Chief Bisi Akande; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
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