- The APC’s Ondo state chapter has adopted indirect primaries to pick its candidates for 2019
- The chapter said it settled for indirect primaries as direct primaries may lead to chaos and violence
- The state party chairman urged members to place the party over and above themselves
The Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, September 5, in Akure, adopted indirect primaries for selection of its candidates for the 2019 elections.
Speaking to newsmen after the state executive meeting of the party, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, representing Ondo central senatorial district of the state, said the option was endorsed to forestall difficulties and crises, come 2019 elections, NAN reports.
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“We have unanimously adopted indirect primaries for choosing our candidates for 2019 elections.
"We have done this because of difficulties usually associated with direct primary which may lead to chaos and violence, and any results coming from such may not have true representation. And by adopting this, we are fully in compliance with constitution of our party," he said.
Also speaking, Bamidele Oleyelogun, the speaker of the state House of Assembly, said that there was no aspect of the party’s constitution that stipulates any particular option of primary election on any chapter.
Ade Adetimehin, the state party chairman, who urged members to place the party over and above themselves, noted that the chapter of the party was one family.
Oloyelologun had earlier moved the motion for the adoption of the option, which was seconded by Agboola Ogunleye, the chairman of Owo local government area of the state.
Others present at the meeting include the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, his deputy, Agboola Ajayi and Senator Yele Omogunwa, representing Ondo south senatorial district.
In a similar development, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Adamawa chapter of the All Progressives Congress adopted the indirect primaries for the election of its candidates for the 2019 general elections.
A communiqué issued at the end of the State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting of the party in Yola said indirect primary was the best option for the state.
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