The chairman of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress Primary Election Committee, Governor Yahaya Bello, has said it was the sole responsibility and prerogative of the party to chose which mode to use for its primary.
He said this in response to a question on the party’s position on agitations by 11 of 12 aspirants for the party to jettison the indirect mode in favour of the direct mode.
The Kogi State Governor spoke shortly after the inauguration of the committee by the Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker Committee at the party’s National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Friday.
He said, “I was a contestant myself before. It is not for aspirants to dictate for the party the rules of the game.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission had published APC’s choice of the indirect primary on its website.
Eleven aspirants had in response, demanded that the party use the direct mode which entails all card-carrying members of the party voting to chose the party candidate as against the indirect mode which vests such powers on delegates.
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