Borno APC Adopts Indirect Primaries
The Borno State Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has resolved to opt for indirect primary elections to field candidates for the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
This decision was taken Tuesday at a stakeholders meeting held at the State Secretariat, Maiduguri by the pro Gov. Kashima Shettima State Executive of the party.
The APC state Chairman, Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori announced that the state has opted for the indirect primaries, explaining that even though the National Executive Council of the ruling party has approved and adopted direct primaries in electing presidential candidate, there was a window left for every state to decide whether they go for direct or indirect primaries.
Dalori noted that Borno APC see the indirect primaries, as the best option to ensure fairness and peaceful coexistence among people and electorates across the state.
“Borno APC would not allow a situation where some individual (s) in Borno who were based in Abuja and claimed to be working for President Muhammad Buhari, would come into our fold and dictate politics for us.
” We have unanimously adopted the indirect primaries in Borno, and nobody should come to tell us that we are for direct primaries,” Dalori said.
Those who attended the meeting include the Deputy Governor, Mamman Durkwa , all the three Senators Representing Borno North, Central and Southern Senatorial District, Abubakar Kyari, Alhaji Baba Kaka Garbai and Mohammed Ndume.