The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to provide free and fair primaries for the selection of its flag bearer for the Kogi governor poll on November 16.
APC’s national vice president, North Central, Alhaji Ahmed Sulaiman, said this at a press conference shortly after Gov. Yahaya Bello de Kogi chose his forms of interest and nomination at the party secretariat in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ruling party published its calendar of primary elections for Kogi and Bayelsa by an event on August 29, 2019.
Sulaiman, who urged other aspiring APC governors in Kogi to come and choose his expression of interest and nomination, said that picking up forms does not mean the party has given Bello an automatic ticket.
“Therefore, we are committed to providing free and fair primaries in the state of Kogi,” he said.
The national office of APC, who urged media professionals to convey the message well, added that they should ensure that the public is not deceived in their reporting.
Previously, Bello said he was in the APC National Secretariat to choose his form of expression of interest and nomination to participate in the governor primary in Kogi.
The governor expressed optimism that he would win the primary because all APC members and residents of the state believe in his leadership.
He called on national party leaders to give him support so he can win the governor’s poll on November 16.
According to him, the APC is not in crisis in Kogi because there are no executives of party factions in the state. So, we invite everyone to join us.
Bello, who said his government ran an all-inclusive government, attributed his achievements to reducing the crime rate and developing infrastructure in the state.
The former immediate president of the state’s APC Executive Committee, Alhaji Hadi Ametuo, who claimed to have led a faction of the APC Executive Committee in the country, said he had withdrawn a case he had instituted against the state work committee recognized by the state. National Committee Party work commission.