- 47 APC aspirants insist direct primaries remain the most transparent and credible process of electing popular candidates for the party
- They say they are not part of those who adopted indirect primaries in katsina state
- A former governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau, accuses the PDP national leadership of meting out injustice against the Kano chapter of the party
A total of 47 aspirants under the All Progressive Congress (APC) have unanimously opposed the adoption of indirect primaries by the party in Katsina state in electing the party’s candidates for the 2019 general elections.
This is contained in a communique signed by Alhaji Abubakar Samaila, on behalf of the aspirants, and made available to newsmen on Saturday, September 8, in Katsina, The News Agency of Nigeria reports.
“47 aspirants opposed the use of indirect primaries in the state in electing the party flag bearers for various positions during the elections.
‘’Direct primaries remained the most transparent and credible process of electing popular candidates for the party.
‘’We are not part of those who adopted indirect primaries in the state, we have unanimously rejected any process other than direct primaries in electing those that will represent the party in 2019 elections,’’ he said.
The party had adopted indirect primaries during its stakeholders meeting held on Thursday, September 6, and said that the decision was binding on every member of the party in the state.
The APC chairman, Alhaji Shitu Shitu, also said that the stakeholders have unanimously adopted both President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari as sole candidates for president and governor respectively in 2019.
Meanwhile, a former governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau, has blamed alleged injustice committed by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the reason why he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shekarau made the statement at a defection meeting with thousands of his supporters from 44 local government areas of the Kano state at his Mundubawa avenue residence on Saturday, September 8, Premium Times reports.
The ex-governor accused the PDP national leadership of meting out injustice against the Kano chapter of the party.
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