Saturday September 21, 2019 2:25 AM

2019: Nasarawa APC adopts indirect primary elections

The Nasarawa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted indirect primary elections to choose its flag-bearers for the 2019 general elections.

The decision was reached at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Government House on Wednesday in Lafia.

Aliyu Bello, the State Secretary of the party, told journalists that the decision to adopt the indirect option for the primaries was in recognition of the time and political situation in the state.

“It is the candid opinion of members of the party that conducting the primaries using the direct method will be cumbersome, expensive and herculean in terms of security.

“Members also noted that the direct primaries option will entail a review of the party membership registration as well as registration of new members.”

He said that given the time constraint, logistics and stress involved in the direct primaries, it was not feasible in the state.

Bello said that the stakeholders restated their supports for the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and the senatorial aspiration of Gov. Umaru Al-Makura giving their track record of achievements.

He said that the State Executive Committee (SEC) commended all the gubernatorial aspirants for vying under its platform and urged them to resist the temptation of politics of blackmail, mischief and calumny.

Bello re-assured all aspirants of a level playing field devoid of discrimination or preferences, urging them to reciprocate by playing the games in accordance with the rules and regulations of the party.

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