- Two factions of APC in Imo state disagreed over the mode of primary polls in the state
- The faction led by the state chairman, Daniel Nwafor, ealier adopted the indirect mode of primaries for all the state elective positions
- The other faction of the APC coalition, however, insisted on direct primaries for all elective positions
Emerging reports have it that two factions of the All Progressives Congress in Imo state have disagreed on the method of the primary election the state will employ in election of their candidates for next year’s poll.
Channel TV reports that the faction led by the state chairman, Daniel Nwafor, was said to have earlier adopted the indirect mode of primaries for all elective positions in the party ahead of the 2019 elections.
The coalition group disclosed that the adoption of direct primaries for all elective positions will be the most suitable, considering the litigations surrounding the ward, local and state congresses of the party in the state.
The spokesman of the group, Theodore Ekechi, further explained that the national working committee of the party had also approved the decision to adopt the direct mode of primaries.
The other faction of the APC coalition, however, insisted on direct primaries for all elective positions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Imo state chapter of the APC filed an appeal against the party’s national chairman and the National Working Committee in a bid to stop them from invalidating their primary elections.
They warned the leadership against conducting fresh elections as they would take legal actions. In a letter by K. C. Nwufo on behalf of the party in Imo state, it warned against a caretaker committee being appointed.
In a related development, the battle for tickets in the APC, worsened as different factions in the party across the country took battle positions ahead of the party’s primaries holding later this month.
According to the report, the war cries were especially raised in Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Rivers, Cross River, Delta and Yobe states.
Despite the political tension that enveloped Lagos state in recent days, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode picked his nomination form for re-election apparently signalling an end to the doubts about his second term.
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