2023: APC settles for indirect primary election for picking candidates, says no to consensus mode


The All Progressives Congress, APC, has resolved to adopt the indirect primary election as its mode for arriving at its standard bearers for all elective offices in the 2023 general elections.

The party’s NEC ruled out the consensus mode in the selection of candidates.

These resolutions were reached at its emergency 11th National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting I’m Abuja, which was presided over by the National chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu with President Muhammadu Buhari in attendance.

As earlier reported, during the NEC meeting, President Muhammadu Buhari and others also stepped aside, as they transmitted their powers to National Working Committee of the APC, to make decisions for the party for a period of 90 day (which covers the presidential primaries).

The APC NEC meeting approved 50% discount for Nomination/Expression of Interest form for youths running on the party platform (i.e those from 40 years and below)

Meanwhile, the vexed question of who party leaders are in the APC has been clarified.

“APC constitution only recognises serving governors as party leaders” Senator Abdullahi Adamu said at the NEC meeting.

Another significant resolution was that female aspirants and people with disabilities ( PWD) aspirants are to purchase nomination forms for free.

Meanwhile, a national leader of the party and frontline presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was absent at the NEC meeting.

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