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Controversy trails APC’s proposed indirect primaries

A group of legal practitioners in an open letter to the leadership of the party said the adoption of the indirect primaries by the party…

A group of legal practitioners in an open letter to the leadership of the party said the adoption of the indirect primaries by the party may lead to many inconveniences since the party has no elected delegates for conducting party primaries.
“APC has elected delegates for the purpose of state congresses and National Convention, any attempt of the conversion of the said delegates, special convention must be conveyed before such conversion can be effectively done in line with the provision of the APC Constitution,” the letter said.
Quoting the released guideline of the party and sections 86 and 87 of the 2010 Electoral Acts as amended and Article 20 of the APC Constitution 2014 as amended, they faulted the suitability of the indirect primaries in ensuring a credible primary election by the party and suggested the party adopts the direct primaries which according to them is more suitable for the conduct of the primaries by the opposition party.
It said if the party insisted on the use of the indirect primaries, it must comply with the rules and regulations as laid out in the Electoral Act, the party’s Constitution as well as other relevant laws governing the conduct of primaries by political parties.
A group under the aegis of ‘True Progressives Coalition’ had in an earlier paid advertorial accused the party of breaching the provision of its constitution in its choice of method for primaries which has since been dismissed by the party.
Responding to the earlier allegation, national organising secretary of the party, Osita Izunaso said the party will not breach its constitution to satisfy some vested interests.
He said the party adopted the indirect primaries in order to give its members opportunity to elect the party candidates and to make the process more democratic.

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