APC adopts direct mode for party governorship primaries
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted a direct mode of primaries for the conduct of the forthcoming Kogi Governorship Primary Election slated for April 14.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the party informed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its decision to adopt the direct primary mode in a letter dated April 6.
The letter, which was signed by the party’s Acting National Chairman, Abubakar Kyari, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, followed an earlier one to the commission dated Jan. 25
The letter read in part: “We refer to our earlier letter dated January 25th 2023, with reference no: APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/023/191.
“Wherein we notified the commission of the mode of the primary election for the conduct of the Gubernatorial Primary Election in Kogi State.
“However, our great party, the APC, has reviewed the modalities for the conduct of the gubernatorial primary election in Kogi, and has, therefore, resorted to adopting the direct mode of primary election instead of the indirect mode as earlier communicated,” it said.
According to the letter, there would be a Special Congress to ratify the candidate with the highest number of votes at the primary election in the state scheduled for Saturday, April 15.
The Kogi governorship election had been fixed for Nov. 11 by INEC