The Appeal Committees constituted by the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee has cleared all Party aspirants to contest the September 3 Primary Election to elect APC candidates for the October 31 concurrent legislative bye-elections scheduled to be conducted across eight states of the Federation.
In a statement, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said there were no preferred, pre-determined or anointed aspirants.
He further stated that the clarification was coming 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.
Nabena said that, under the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee, the Party was already moving in a new and progressive direction whereby things were done properly and internal democracy was the norm.
He added that the party would continue to give all aspirants a level-play field while also ensuring that only those with impeccable records and were popularly elected are presented as APC candidates in all elections.