(APC) has approved Indirect Primaries to elect the Party’s candidate for
the forthcoming Kogi Governorship election.
The party also congratulate congratulated the Secretary to the
Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Chief of Staff to
the President, Abba Kyari for their reappointment.
The approval was given after a meeting of the NWC on Friday evening
where a formal request from the Kogi State executive and stakeholders in
preference for the Indirect Primary was considered and deliberated on.
The APC Constitution which was reemphasized by a decision of National
Executive Committee (NEC) provides for three modes of primary election
to elect Party candidates – Indirect, Direct Primaries and consensus –
depending on the peculiarities of the state and preferences of the
stakeholders in respective elections.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu said
in a statement that the Party’s timetable for the sales of forms and
conduct of primaries will be announced in due course.
The party also commended President Muhammadu Buhari foe his
reappointment of Mallam Abba Kyari and Mr. Boss Mustapha as his Chief of
Staff and Secretary to the Government of the Federation respectively.
The statement said these reappointments formally reiterate the
determination of President Buhari to step up on the Next Level agenda.
The ruling party noted with satisfaction the reaffirmation of the
President’s confidence in the duo.
It said further that “having worked with Mallam Kyari and Mr. Mustapha
in the last few years, we at the National Working Committee (NWC) of the
party strongly believe that the President has made a well-informed
decision. We are fully satisfied with their contributions so far and
acknowledge that the duo fully understand the vision and direction of
the APC-led administration.
“Our party is confident that the reappointed Chief of Staff and the SGF
would justify the implicit confidence reposed in them by President
Buhari and discharge their responsibilities for the overall good of
Nigerians and our great country. We extend our congratulations to both
Mallam Kyari and Mr. Mustapha.”