The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted the Indirect Primary option to pick its candidate ahead of the November Governorship Election in Kogi State.
The National Working Committee of the party had after a meeting on Friday at the APC National Headquarters picked the option to select its flag bearer for the forthcoming election in the state.
Other interested candidates including the son of late former Governor Prince Abubakar Audu, Prince Mona Mustapha Audu, would challenge the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello, at the primary.
Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, after the meeting revealed that the NWC approved the indirect primary option following a request from the Kogi State APC executives and stakeholders.
Read the statement issued by the APC spokesman (as sent to Naija Buzz News) below;
“Recall that the APC Constitution which was reemphasised by a decision of National Executive Committee provides for three mode of primary election to elect party candidates – indirect, direct primaries and consensus – depending on the peculiarities of the state and preferences of the stakeholders in respective elections.
“Meanwhile, the party’s timetable for the sales of forms and conduct of primaries will be announced in due course.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct the Kogi and Bayelsa State Governorship poll on 2 November, 2019.
Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who appears to be Governor Bello’s greatest political enemy had declared his intention to kick the Kogi Governor out of office. He purchase his PDP Governorship form yesterday.
Should Bello and Melaye emerge as the candidates of the APC and PDP respectively, Nigerians might witness one of the greatest political contest so far.
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.