APC Gives Conditions For Consensus To Take Place In Choosing Candidates.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said consensus will be used only after it is sure that no other aspirant signifies interest through purchase of its expression of interest and nomination forms for any given position ahead of its primaries.
Speaking in Abuja today, Mr Yekini Nabena, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, said the clarification became necessary following the announcement of consensus candidates for elective positions for the 2019 general elections in some of the party’s state chapters.
“The attention of the APC has been drawn to announcements of consensus candidates for elective positions in some states, it is therefore, pertinent to make some clarifications to enlighten party faithful on the procedure for nominating candidates.
“While consensus is provided for by the party’s constitution, the option is conditional.
“Consensus does not foreclose Direct or Indirect Primaries for all elective positions as contained in the resolution of the 6th Meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
“Again, consensus will apply when no other aspirant signify interest through purchase of nomination forms for the position in question,” Nabena said in a statement.
The APC national secretariat has been occupied with activities since Sept. 5 when it began the sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to aspirants for 2019 general elections.
This is also as politicians and their supporters from across states of the federation rush to the secretariat to pick the party’s forms and to beat the deadline for its sale.