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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

APC reacts to announcement of consensus candidates by governors, others

Adams Oshiomhole
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has spoken on the gale of announcements of consensus candidates for electives positions ahead of the 2019 election.

In the past two weeks, APC state governors, party leaders and other stakeholders, have declared support for one aspirant or the other as the primaries draw nearer.

The development has caused uneasy calm in some chapters, with some members threatening to work against the party.

Also, the adoption of indirect primaries in some states, is another situation the APC is battling with.

On Tuesday, the party said decisions on consensus candidates was subjective and not final.

A statement by APC national publicity secretary Yekini Nabena, made clarifications to enlighten party faithful on the procedure for nominating candidates.

It said while consensus is provided for by the Party’s Constitution, the option is conditional.

“Consensus does not foreclose Direct or Indirect Primaries for all elective positions as contained in the resolution of the 6th meeting of the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).

“Again, consensus will apply when no other aspirant signify interest (i.e. through purchase of nomination forms) for the position in question”, Nabena added.

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