The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on account of its attack of APC’s adoption of direct primaries particularly to elect its presidential candidate has already conceded defeat even before the 2019 elections, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, said Sunday in a statement.
Nabena said the party took the position, considering over 13 million registered APC members coupled with a large section of nonpartisan Nigerian electorate supporting the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration.
He said the APC was amused by the interest the PDP had in the mode of election the APC chose to adopt for the primaries to elect party candidates for the 2019 elections.
“We quite understand that the revolutionary and progressive idea of direct primaries to elect party candidates is strange to the PDP – a Party known for its inability to ensure internal Party democracy and actively promotes imposition of candidates against the will of its members.
“Direct primaries among others ensure fairness; create a level playing ground for contestants; eliminate corrupt tendencies usually associated with the delegates system and ultimately ensure full and direct participation of party members at all levels in the election of Party candidates.
“The APC is a progressive party and will continue to implement the change agenda promised to Nigerians.
We urge Nigerians to continue their support as the President continues to rebuild and reposition the country,” the statement also read.