- The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to Kogi governorship aspirants kicking against the adoption of indirect primary
- The NWC said that it has received the petitions of the aspirants and will respond to them in due time
- The committee also hailed the APC aspirants for their peaceful conduct in relation to the issue
As gubernatorial aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state frowned at the adoption of indirect primary, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party has given its response.
The NWC on Wednesday, July 10, said that it has received petitions from the aspirants ahead of the November 16 governorship election, Daily Trust reports.
Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC's national publicity secretary, in a statement said that it will review the merits of the petitions and make its decision on the issue known in due course.
In the statement, Issa-Onilu praised the aspirants for the peaceful conduct so far. However, he said that the APC constitution provides for three modes of primaries to elect candidates, which are indirect, direct primaries and consensus according to the peculiarities of the state and stakeholders's choices.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a group within the APC, Advocates for Integrity in Politics (AIP) called on the party to be weary of some governorship aspirants in Kogi state.
AIP specifically warned the party against associating with Vice Admiral Admiral Jubril Usman (rtd), alleging that he is out to discredit the party.
The group said the former naval chief should not be giving the ticket of the party, accusing him of using the APC as a front to hide from the criminal charges levied against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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