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Direct Primary: Oyo APC In Confusion, To Deliberate On Preferred Choice


The decision of the All Progressives Congress at its National Executive Committee’s meeting on Wednesday on the use of direct primary to elect its candidates for the 2019 general elections is causing confusion in the party in Oyo and some other states.

Investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH, on Saturday, revealed that while some states had embraced the direct primary method, some insisted on the indirect method. 

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Others like Oyo State, however, said they would need to meet to seek a workable solution to what they referred to as conflicting directives.

The party leaders in the state said the confusion occurred on Friday when the party issued a statement, declaring that other candidates, alongside the presidential candidate, would be elected through the direct primary method.

The chairman of the APC in Oyo State, Chief Akin Oke, told Sunday Punch that the state chapter of the party would have to deliberate first on a position to adopt before making its preferred choice public.

“I was at the NEC and we made our presentation. I will not want to say anything about the choice to adopt now until we submit our report and deliberate on what to do. It is not a choice I have to make,” he said.

Meanwhile, major stakeholders in the party from the 9 Oyo South senatorial district are billed to meet tomorrow at the popular Lafia Hotel, Apata, Ibadan. The issue, OYO INSIGHT learnt, will be discussed at the event.

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