Kogi: Governorship Aspirants Petition Receiving Attention, We Won’t Be Pressured on Mode of Primary – APC

  • APC says it won’t rush to take a decision on the petition.
  • Reinstates the rules of the party.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will not be pressured by any stakeholder in Kogi State on the mode of voting to be adopted for the August 29 governorship primary.

The National Working Committee had announced that it would adopt the indirect primary for the Kogi primary having liaised with the party excos in the state.

This has led to reactions from some governorship aspirants under the aegis of Kogi State APC Governorship Aspirants Forum protesting against the decision and a petition has been sent to the party to that effect.

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Speaking with Punch the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the party won’t be pressured into taking any decision on the petitions, which he said, were already receiving attention.

We have made a statement on that and that should suffice. We won’t be rushed into taking a decision.

“We will make no further statements on that. Whatever decision the party would make on the issues at hand would be communicated to the public at the appropriate time.”

Earlier, the ruling party had promised to look at the merit of the petitions in line with the party’s constitution and come out with a position in due course.

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“The NWC, therefore, thanks 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 reemphasised by a decision of the National Executive Committee 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.”

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