The Haddy Ametuo-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Kogi State executives has advised the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party against indirect mode of primaries for the November governorship election.
Speaking with reporters after the state Executive committee meeting in Lokoja on Monday 17th June 2019, Comrade Yahaya Ade Ismail said the advice became necessary in view of the technicalities involved in the case filed by the Ametuo-led executive at the federal High Court Abuja.
He stated that the State Executive committee are committed to the APC and will leave no stone unturned in their bid to ensure the party win the November 16 election.
The faction resolved to abide by the National Working Committee of the APC on the mode of primary to elect the patty candidate.
In a communique issued by the executive of the party after the meeting, they made their decision known as follows:
“We will like to announce to the public that the APC has not made an official decision on whether to adopt the direct or indirect primary election for the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
“We are the authentic APC State executive of the party until the court says otherwise. Only the National Working Committee of the APC has the authority to determine the mode of primary election to be adopted in Kogi State to elect the Candidate for the party. We are disciplined and always open to progressive and harmonised ways of doing things. We await the decision of the APC National Working Committee and other party leaders regarding the method of election to be adopted for the primaries. We are confident they will use their good leadership and experience to make the best decision for Kogi State. A decision that will be in line with the party constitution; a decision that will abide by the technicalities of electing a flag bearer.
“The state governor has invited us for a parley and we will honor the invitation. We have always made ourselves available for any reconciliatory meetings and discussions because our prior interest is for the success and progress of our great party.
“We will also like to strongly advise the national leadership of our great party to be wary of the mistakes of Zamfara and Imo states and help sanitize the party in Kogi State so that we can avoid pitfalls ahead. Let fairness, justice and adherence to party principles guide their decisions.”