The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday approved the conduct of indirect primaries to elect a candidate to represent the party in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in Kogi state.
Naija News reports that the party said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu.
Issa-Onilu said that the approval was reached after a meeting of the NWC on Friday where a formal request from the Kogi executive and stakeholders was considered and deliberated on.
In the statement made available to Naija News, Issa-Onilu said that the party had also commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his reappointment of Mallam Abba Kyari and Mr Boss Mustapha as his Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Government of the Federation respectively.
According to him, these reappointments formally reiterate the determination of the president to step up on the Next Level agenda.
The statement by Issa-Onilu reads; “Having worked with Mallam Kyari and Mr Mustapha in the last few years, we at the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party strongly believe that the president has made a well-informed decision.
“We are fully satisfied with their contributions so far and acknowledge that the duo fully understands the vision and direction of the APC-led administration.
“Our party is confident that the reappointed Chief of Staff and the SGF would justify the implicit confidence reposed in them by President Buhari and discharge their responsibilities for the overall good of Nigerians and our great country.”