Legislative By-Elections: No Anointed Aspirants for September 3 Primary Elections - APC

The Appeal Committees constituted by the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee has cleared all Party aspirants to contest the September 3  Primary Election to elect APC candidates for the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections.

The by-elections are scheduled to be conducted across eight states of the Federation.

According to a statement by Yekini Nabena, the party's Publicity Secretary, there are no preferred, pre-determined or anointed aspirants.

The clarification comes in reaction to a statement by an APC Chieftain, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla alleging an attempt to “foist” a predetermined candidate in the forthcoming Cross River North Senatorial District by-elections.

"Under the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee, the Party is already moving in a new and progressive direction whereby things are done properly and internal democracy is the norm. 

"The party will continue to give all aspirants a level playing field while also ensuring that only those with impeccable records and are popularly elected are presented as APC candidates in all elections",the statement read.

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