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APC Releases Full List For Primaries In 36 States



Different modes of running the primary across the 36 states of the federation has been scheduled and approved by the national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In states where governors have strong opponents, indirect primary was adopted while other states without tough opponents would engage in direct primary.

Direct primary involves all card-carrying members of the party electing candidates while indirect primary involves use of delegates to elect candidates.

Among states that adopting indirect primary are Kaduna state, Katsina

However, Lagos where Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor, has tough opponents who engage in direct primary.
Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha, Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Kashim Shettima (Borno) who are not seeking re-election but have preferred candidates had direct primary approved in their states.

Since it held its national executive committee (NEC) meeting in August, the party has been announcing different modes of primary.

Initially, the party adopted direct primary but changed it to indirect after so much pressure.

They later announced that state executive committee members were free to choose the kind of primary that they prefer.

However, today the party released the list of the mode of primaries to be conducted in all the 36 states.

The election will hold on Saturday in all chapters of the party.

1. ABIA                                                                              DIRECT PRIMARIES
2. ADAMAWA                                                                   INDIRECT PRIMARIES
3. AKWA IBOM                                                                 DIRECT PRIMARIES
4. ANAMBRA                                                                    DIRECT PRIMARIES
5. BAUCHI                                                                        DIRECT PRIMARIES
6. BAYELSA                                                                      DIRECT PRIMARIES
7. BENUE                                                                         INDIRECT PRIMARIES
8. BORNO                                                                        INDIRECT PRIMARIES
9. CROSS RIVER                                                                DIRECT PRIMARIES
10. DELTA                                                                         INDIRECT PRIMARIES
11. EBONYI                                                                       INDIRECT PRIMARIES
12. ENUGU                                                                       INDIRECT PRIMARIES
13. EDO                                                                            DIRECT PRIMARIES
14. EKITI                                                                           DIRECT PRIMARIES
15. GOMBE                                                                       INDIRECT PRIMARIES
16. IMO                                                                             DIRECT PRIMARIES
17. JIGAWA                                                                        INDIRECT PRIMARIES
18. KADUNA                                                                      INDIRECT PRIMARIES
19. KANO                                                                           DIRECT PRIMARIES
20. KASTINA                                                                      INDIRECT PRIMARIES
21. KEBBI                                                                           INDIRECT PRIMARIES
22. KOGI                                                                            INDIRECT PRIMARIES
23. KWARA                                                                        INDIRECT PRIMARIES
24. LAGOS                                                                         DIRECT PRIMARIES
25. NASARAWA                                                                INDIRECT PRIMARIES
26. NIGER                                                                         DIRECT PRIMARIES
27. OGUN                                                                         DIRECT PRIMARIES
28. ONDO                                                                        DIRECT PRIMARIES
29. OSUN                                                                         DIRECT PRIMARIES
30. OYO                                                                           INDIRECT PRIMARIES
31. PLATEAU                                                                    INDIRECT PRIMARIES
32. RIVERS                                                                       INDIRECT PRIMARIES
33. SOKOTO                                                                    INDIRECT PRIMARIES
34. TARABA                                                                     DIRECT PRIMARIES
35. YOBE                                                                          INDIRECT PRIMARIES
36. ZAMFARA                                                                   DIRECT PRIMARIES
37. FCT                                                                             DIRECT PRIMARIES

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