Ekiti APC Divided Over Consensus, Direct Primary Options

Ekiti APC Divided Over Consensus, Direct Primary Options

Fresh crisis has erupted in the All Progress Congress (APC), Ekiti Sate over plan by power brokers to adopt consensus to field candidates for the state and federal legislative contests ahead of the 2019 general election.

Already, the has been eliciting disquiet in the party, with those aspirants, whose fates were hanging in the balance expressing resentment over actions being allegedly contrived by some influential individuals to subvert the will of the majority.

Although, the State Working Committee had adopted consensus and direct primary methods to field candidates for the coming elections, the second option (direct) might be jettisoned taking cognisance of the enormous influences the people behind the consensus option mustered in the state chapter of the party.

A party chieftain, who spoke with THISDAY in confidence, said some of the affected aspirants “are already weighing their options to either stay in the party and fight for their rights or seek redress in the court of law.

The APC national leaders had in its last National Executive meeting in Abuja unanimously agreed to adopt consensus, direct and indirect primaries for the 2019 elections.

After the meeting, the APC National Chairman, Mr. Adam Oshiomhole clarified that direct primary would be adopted for the presidential race, while each chapter would decide the method to adopt out of the available democratic guidelines already stipulated.

 

THISDAY


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