- Katsina state APC has adopted indirect primaries ahead of 2019 general elections
- They also endorsed President Buhari and Governor Aminu Bello Masari as its sole candidates for presidency and governorship respectively
- Also, FCT All Progressives Congress has adopted indirect primaries for its elections
Leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Katsina state have reportedly adopted the use of indirect primaries in the state for 2019 general election after a meeting held at the Presidential Hall of the General Muhammadu Buhari government house.
Going further, the state stakeholders also endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Bello Masari as its sole candidates for the President and Governorship in 2019 general elections, Vanguard reports.
In a related development, the FCT All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned political aspirants against monetary incentives to voters during the 2019 elections.
Similarly, the party adopted indirect primaries for its elections.
The chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Abdullahi Candido, said this at a meeting with stakeholders on Thursday in Abuja.
Candido, however, described the act of using money for elections as unnecessary, adding this usually leads to voting of wrong candidates into offices.
”We have advised our party members especially our excos to approach this election with no thinking of unnecessary monetary incentives.
”If they do, our fear is that inducement by aspirants could lead to a party getting a wrong candidate for the election and therefore they should de-emphasise the issue collections of little stipends from party aspirants.
”They should identify the best whether he has money or he doesn’t have money,” he said.
Candido further explained that the indirect primaries mode was healthier and would curb the excesses of hooliganism during elections.
Also, Mr Yamawo Tanko, Director, Satellite Town Development Department (STDD), said that the indirect primaries would be done by the party delegates.
Tanko said that the delegates include: party excos from the ward, local governments, the states and some political office holders.
“This will be the indirect primaries not the direct primaries where every card-carrying member of the party will queue up and elect a candidate.
“It is going to be purely party excos. I believe it is going to be a hitch free primaries,” Tanko said
In his remarks, Abdulmalik Usman, Chairman, FCT APC, said that the constitution of the party allows direct and indirect primaries as well as consensus.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Ajayi Boroffice, the senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, said he is against the indirect primaries adopted by the Ondo state executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in selecting its candidate for the 2019 general elections.
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