2019 elections: APC opts for consensus in selecting candidates in Kebbi

2019 elections: APC opts for consensus in selecting candidates in Kebbi

- The Kebbi state APC has unanimously adopted consensus selection of candidates for the 2019 elections

- The deputy Senate leader, Bala Na’Allah, disclosed this after an emergency stakeholders’ meeting of the party

- Alhaji Bala Kangiwa, the state chairman of APC, described party members in the state as one big family living in peace and unity

Deputy Senate leader, Bala Na’Allah, said on Wednesday, September 5, that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi has unanimously adopted consensus selection of candidates for the 2019 elections.

Na’Allah made this known after an emergency stakeholders’ meeting of the party in Birnin Kebbi.

“Sequel to the directive by the national secretariat of the APC that we should go back to our state and hold a state Executive Committee meeting to decide on the fate of our party primaries on either consensus or primaries, we have decided to do consensus. Where the consensus fails, we will do indirect primary election.

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“But the seat of the President and state governor, we unanimously endorse President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Atiku Bagudu; that is our decision,” he said.

Also speaking, state chairman of APC, Alhaji Bala Kangiwa, described APC members in the state as one big family living in peace and unity.

"We are committed to safeguarding the peace and unity in our family," he said.

Spokesman of the party, Alhaji Sani Dododo, said rice farmers nationwide have resolved to purchase APC nomination form for Buhari while the people of Kebbi will procure nomination form for governor Bagudu.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that those in attendance at the meeting were Governor Bagudu, Senator Adamu Aliero, former state governor Sa’idu Dakingari, deputy governor Sama’ila Yombe.

Also in attendance were former deputy governors Ibrahim Aliyu and Sulaiman Argungu, Senators Na’Allah and Yahaya Abdullahi, as well as members of the House of Representatives and state Assembly, among others.

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NAIJ.com previously reported that Alhaji Ibrahim Mera, son to the late Emir of Argungu, has declared intention to run for governor under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general election.

Mera, a retired deputy comptroller general of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and brother to the current Emir of Argungu, Dr Samaila Mera, declared his intention on Thursday, August 30, in Birnin Kebbi at the state APC secretariat.

Mera will likely battle for the party’s endorsement with the governor of the state, Atiku Bagudu, who is serving his first term in office.

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Source: Naija.ng

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