AN aspirant in the November 16, 2019 Kogi State governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mohammed Audu, has urged the party’s national leaders to adopt direct primary in choosing the party’s flag bearer.
He contended that with a faction of the party in court over the state executive, only direct primary will save the party from the “Zamfara State fate”. Audu who is the son of former governor of the state, late Prince Abubakar Audu said adopting direct primary will ensure that party members, and not the disputing executives, would determine who flies the APC flag.
“We are indifferent about the mode of primaries to elect the APC candidate; any mode that is adopted, we will win. Even though we know that for indirect primaries, Bello has populated the exco with his friends and relatives of friends and appointees.
“We still do not have a problem with that, but for the fact that after defeating Bello at the primaries, the cases in court may jeopardise our victory. The case in court might bring about a Zamfara situation. In order to avoid a situation where we will be robbed of our victory after defeating Bello, we prefer that APC adopts direct primary election,” Audu said.