The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has agreed to adopt direct primaries to conduct elections that will produce Presidential, Senate, House of Representatives, Governorship and State House of Assembly’s candidates ahead of 2019 general elections, Daily Trust claimed.
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According to the paper, the NWC members were unanimous in the decision, which was taken last night at the party’s National Caucus meeting attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“All members of the NWC agree to adopt direct primaries. That is what is taken to the National Caucus. You know that some governors like that of Ogun and Ondo do agree to it. So, it may have to be subjected to voting. You know that it is not all members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) are members of caucus. However, the caucus will decide what will happen at NEC meeting tomorrow (Thursday). But there is no divided opinion among the NWC members,” the report quoted an unnamed insider privy to the deliberations at the meeting as saying.