Monday March 08, 2021 12:17 AM

Ondo 2020: Why Direct primary is the best system- Kekemeke

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Isaacs Kekemeke has thrown weight behind the plan of the ruling party to opt for direct primary.

He said on Wednesday that the sustem is the best mode of primary for the chapter.

He said the option would demonstrate the consistency and predictability of the national leadership, having been adopted in previous shadow polls in Lagos, Osun and Edo states.

The politician described himself as the most experienced aspirant, having served as Minority Leader of the House of Assembly, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Works and Transport Commissioner, Secretary to Government and pioneer Chairman of APC.

Kekemeke, who has been living in Ondo State in the last 30 years, said he is more conversant with its challenges and the path to solution.

He spoke with reporters in Lagos on his ambition, vision and mission, the proposed primary and chances of the ruling party at the governorship poll.

Kekemeke said: “I am an exposed local boy who knows the challenges of the people.”

The aspirant said direct primary is a democratic option, stressing that any incumbent governor who opposes it is unpopular.

He added:” There is a lingering problem arising from the congresses of 2018 and a direct primary will ensure that it will not raise its head after the direct primary.”

Kekemeke said the direct primary would equip with the capacity to sensitise and mobilise party members towards the general election.

He said direct primary will provide a level playing field for aspirants and foster equity, fairness and justice during the shadow poll.

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