47 APC aspirants in Buhari’s home state oppose indirect primaries
No fewer than 47 aspirants under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have unanimously opposed the adoption of indirect primaries in Katsina State in electing the party’s candidates for the 2019 general elections.
Katsina is President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state.
A communique signed by Alhaji Abubakar Samaila on behalf of the aspirants, stated that the adoption was a plot to favour some persons.
“47 aspirants opposed the use of indirect primaries in the state in electing the party flag bearers for various positions during the elections.
“Direct primaries remained the most transparent and credible process of electing popular candidates for the party.
“We are not part of those who adopted indirect primaries in the state, we have unanimously rejected any process other than direct primaries in electing those that will represent the party in 2019 elections,” the statement read.
The state chapter had adopted indirect primaries during its stakeholders’ meeting held on Thursday, and said that the decision was binding on every member of the party in the state.
The APC Chairman, Alhaji Shitu Shitu, also said that the stakeholders have unanimously adopted both President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Aminu Masari as sole candidates for Presidential and Governorship elections respectively in 2019.
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