The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress
(APC) may rescind its decision on the choice of indirect method of
primaries for Kogi State governorship election, Igbere TV reports.

This
was as the NWC said it has received petitions from stakeholders in the
state in reaction to the indirect primaries adopted for the election of
the party’s candidate for the November 16 gubernatorial poll.

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The
primary election holds August 29, already incumbent Governor Yahaya
Bello has picked his nomination form, seeking to return for a second
term.

“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) has received petitions from some
stakeholders in Kogi State in reaction to Indirect Primaries adopted for
the election of the Party’s candidate for the forthcoming Governorship
election in the state.

“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.

“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.

“It needs restating that the APC 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.

“We assure all concerned parties that the
NWC would be guided only by our rules”, a statement sent to Igbere TV by
Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, read.

Igbere
TV recalls that some governorship aspirants of the APC in Kogi had on
Monday protested against the indirect primaries, saying it would affect
the fortunes of the party in the state.

They demanded a direct
primaries instead and for a caretaker committee to be raised due to the
litigation over the State Working Committee (SWC).

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