Ogun State APC settles for indirect primary

ABEOKUTA — FEW hours after the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole   bowed to the pressures of the governors on the mode of primaries, the Ogun State chapter of   the party said it has adopted an indirect primary. 

The party said  it is adopting  the indirect mode of primary election for all elective offices in the 2019 general elections where consensus fails. 

This followed a fresh resolution passed  at the State Executive Committee meeting of the party at Mitros Hall, Ibara G.R.A., Abeokuta, Ogun State. 

The motion for the adoption of the new mode of primary was moved by APC chairman, Sagamu Local Government, Segun Solarin from Sagamu and  seconded by a former deputy speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Bolanle Gbeleyi. 

The party at the meeting,  resolved that the APC in Ogun State shall “employ the consensus option in the first instance and where that fails, the indirect mode of primary” will be used to choose candidates for all elective positions in the 2019 general election.

Meanwhile, a faction of the APC in Ondo State has begun registration of its members preparatory to the use of a direct mode of party’s primary to elect candidates for the next year’s general election. 

This is contrary to the decision of another faction of the party which had adopted the delegate system to elect candidates for the next year’s election. The factional chairman, Mr. Idowu Otetubi said it adopted direct primary in conformity with the directive of the national secretariat of the party on the mode of selecting candidates for the party.

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