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Ondo 2020: You Can’t Dictate The Mode Of Primary – Gov Bello Tells Aggrieved Aspirants


Aspirants who have kicked against the adoption of the indirect mode of primary by the All Progressive Congress ahead of Monday elections have been advised to subordinate themselves to the party.

The advice was given by Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello on Friday while speaking shortly after the inauguration of his team by the Yobe state governor and chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mala Buni.

Yahaya Bello who is incidentally the chairman of the nine-member primary committee acknowledged that eleven of the twelve aspirants seeking to pick the party ticket have since threatened to boycott Monday election except the party reversed itself on the adoption of indirect primary.


Reacting to the development, the Kogi state governor stressed that the adoption of the indirect mode of the primary was a matter that was already settled by the immediate past national working committee of the party led by its erstwhile chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Ondo State chapter of the APC


He went on to state that the mode of primary had been adopted and ratified by the National Executive Committee which is a higher statutory organ of the party.

According to him: “On the issue of the mode of primary, this has been settled by the previous National Working Committee and ratified by National Executive Committee, which gives the opportunity to the State Executive Committee to chose the mode of primary that they would want.

“This has been settled. The Ondo Primary election would be conducted via indirect mode. This was the option chosen by the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC and ratified by the National Executive Committee of our great party in the last meeting. So, we are going for an indirect primary.”

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