The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it will be guided only by its rules as provided for by the party’s constitution in the conduct of its primaries for the governorship election in Kogi state and other places as reported by the Nation.
In a statement by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, the party may review its decision to use the indirect primary mode in Kogi State due to petition from stakeholders against it.
The National publicity secretary stated that they are three modes of primary as provide by the party constitution. He added that, however, the implemention of any of the mode to a state is by the decision of the National Executive Committee.
“It needs restating that the APC C) constitution which was reemphasized by a decision of National Executive Committee (NEC) provides for three modes of primaries to elect Party candidates – Indirect, Direct Primaries and consensus – depending on the peculiarities of the state and preferences of the stakeholders in respective elections,” he said.
Thanking the aggrieved APC stakeholders in Kogi State, the party officials commended their effort in the way they conducted themselves while airing out their dissatisfaction on the mode adopted for the state and promise to look at it.
“The NWC, therefore, thank the aggrieved APC stakeholders in Kogi State for the peaceful manner in which they have conducted themselves so far and their trust in the NWC to do the right thing.
“The NWC will look at the merit of the petitions in line with the party’s constitution and come out with a position in due course.