The Ondo state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned that no governorship aspirant can dictate the mode of the party’s July 20 governorship primary in the state.
The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary Alex Kalejaiye, urged the aspirants to concentrate on how to sell their candidacy to party members irrespective of the mode of primary being chosen by the party, rather agitating on which mode the party must use to elect its flag bearer for the upcoming governorship election in the state
The statement was in reaction to a petition submitted by 11 out of the 12 aspirants seeking the party’s ticket, to the national leadership of the party, rejecting indirect primary, which the party has chosen and communicated to INEC for the primary election
“The attention of the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to an aggressive agitation for a mode of primary ahead of the governorship election in October 2020,” the statement read in part.
“We wish to place it on record that it’s inconceivable that aspirants would dictate to the party on which mode to adopt.
“For the sake of emphasis, APC’s constitution approves three modes of primaries to select its candidates for an election: direct, indirect and consensus.
“Any of these could be chosen at random, depending on the discretion of the supervising authority.
“The supervising authority in this regard is Governor Mai- Mala Bunni-led Caretaker Committee, and saddled with the responsibility to decide the option for Ondo State 2020.”