BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said that it has no preferred, pre-determined or anointed aspirants amongst the aspirants cleared to contest the September 3 Party Primary Election to elect the candidates for the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections scheduled to be conducted across eight states of the Federation.
This is as it announced that its Appeal Committees constituted by the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee has cleared all Party aspirants to contest the September 3 Primary Election to elect the party’s candidates for the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections scheduled to be conducted across eight states of the Federation.
The party assured that it will continue to give all aspirants a level playing field while also ensuring that only those with impeccable records and are popularly elected are presented as APC candidates in all elections.
A statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena said that the clarification comes in reaction to a statement by an APC Chieftain, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla alleging an attempt to “foist” a predetermined candidate in the forthcoming Cross River North Senatorial District by-elections.
According to the APC; “Under the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee, the Party is already moving in a new and progressive direction whereby things are done properly and internal democracy is the norm”.