- A governorship aspirant on the platform of the APC in Kwara state says he will support direct primary option in the state
- The aspirant, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, says he is ready to support any method adopted by the leadership of the APC to select the party's flag-bearer
- He says it is about call to service, to serve his people and to make life better for them
Mallam Saliu Mustapha, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, has pledged support to the party’s decision to adopt direct primaries in picking candidates for the forthcoming elections in the state.
NAN reports that Mustapha said this while answering questions from newsmen on his arrival at Ilorin International Airport on Sunday, September 16.
Legit.ng gathered that he said that as a team player, all he desired for the state was the best and would therefore support any method adopted by the party leadership to select the party’s flag-bearer.
Mustapha, an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and former deputy national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), was received by a huge crowd of supporters.
The gubernatorial aspirant arrived in Ilorin after he obtained and submitted his expression of interest as well as nomination forms at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
Mustapha told newsmen that his coming into the race for the coveted seat in the state was a call to service and ensure that the state was lifted from the decay it had found itself. He, therefore, advocated partnership with all progressive minded people in the party for the state to be pushed to the next level.
The governorship hopeful urged the people of the state to support his aspiration to govern the state with a view to delivering on what had been lacking in the state over the years.
He said: “For me, whatever the leadership of the party has decided to adopt, we would go by it because as team players, all we want is the best for the state.
“We want to see a situation where Kwara would be lifted from the decadence or decay that it has found itself. It is about bringing the state to the next level. It is about putting all hands on deck, partnering fellow progressives to see that we take Kwara to the next level.
“Any process, any method, we are comfortable with it. For me, it is about call to service, to serve our people and to make life better for them."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, August 30, adopted the direct primary method for the selection of its presidential candidate, while states would be allowed to choose which of the methods best suits their peculiarities.
The party, however, said that states willing to use the direct primary method should write officially to the national secretariat.
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