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Ondo APC Adopts Indirect Primaries



The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo State, yesterday adopted an “indirect option” for its upcoming primary election thereby going against the national body’s decision for direct primaries.
The decision for adopting the mode of indirect primaries was arrived at at an emergency close door extended stakeholders meeting with the State Working Committee (SWC) of the APC and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
The meeting held at the Ondo APC secretariat on Oyemekun road was attended by all the State Executive Members led by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, his Deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi with Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr. Ifedayo Abegunde.
Bamidele Oloyelogun, the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Asembly moved the motion for the adoption of the indirect primaries to be used for the 2019 general election.
Stephen Ogunleye, APC Chairman in the Owo Local Government Area of the state seconded the motion for the adoption of the indirect primaries.
Addressing journalists after a close door meeting, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, representing the Ondo Central Senatorial District explained that the decision to adopt the indirect primaries for the forthcoming election conforms with the party’s constitution which allows for a direct and an indirect primary election.
Alasoadura said that the logistics and security aspect of conducting the direct primaries was going to cause more crisis for the party in the state.