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.