APC Rules Out Automatic Ticket For Contestants
As the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Committee (NEC) is set to discuss and meet on the regularities of party structure toward the success of 2019, Naija News understands that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the party, might have shut the door of automatic ticket against some “non-performing governors” of the party.
A reliable insider at the party’s national secretariat hinted that Oshiomhole rebuffed pressures to drop his insistence on performance as the yardstick for the endorsement of the party ahead of 2019.
According to the source, it is because of this reason the national chairman is pushing for adoption of direct primaries to select the party’s flag bearers for the forthcoming elections.
“Yes it is true, the national chairman is not backing some governors because of their poor performance. He has said repeatedly that the party cannot guarantee automatic ticket for some aspirants, especially governors whose performance fall far short of expectations.
“That is the reason he is pushing for direct primaries, because if direct primaries are used, some of the governors will not have a chance, and they know this. That is why they are kicking against it. But one thing is certain, direct primaries will be used in the South West. They have adopted that.
The only zone that direct primaries may not be used may be some states of North East because of the fragile security situation there, but as for other zones, it may be used. But let’s wait and see what happens later today”, Daily Independent source said.