The Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Governor Rochas Okorocha has said the 22 APC governors have adopted the direct and indirect primaries for the ruling party.
Speaking to newsmen after meeting a meeting with the party leadership on Thursday, he vowed that the party would conduct a transparent, free and fair primaries.
Okorocha said: “Everybody will be given equal chance to participate in the primaries which will be transparent, free and fair.
“And we have adopted both direct and indirect and most of the states are going for indirect primaries, but for the president, it is going to be direct primaries.
“So we have all resolved and to assure Nigerians that we are ready for the primaries and we are ready for the main election as decided by NEC and we are sure that come 2019 APC shall have the victory.
“We are calling on all our supporters to support the party. The 22 governors and the National Working Committee are working together and we have resolved to make sure that we get the victory for the party come 2019.”
Speaking on the dispute in some state over the use of direct and indirect primaries, the governor explained that every state of the federation chose the method they wanted to adopt.
“Like the NEC made it clear that the parties will decide at every state level what they want, either direct or indirect primaries.
“Normally, you would know that our party is even a peaceful party. It is the most peaceful party in Nigeria right now where there are no Skirmishes and scuffles. If you are looking at other parties, you would know there is no party at all.
“So, these minor complains here and there are expected because even in a family you have it.
“The NEC has declared that we are going to have direct and indirect primaries and the party at the state level will decide what type of primary to adopt,” he added.
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