The national headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has told state chapters that they should enlighten Party faithful on the procedure for nominating candidates.
In a special release made available to PMParrot from the office of the party’s acting spokesman, Yekini Nabena, APC said it found it pertinent to make some clarifications on the issue of consensus candidacy.
Read the full text of the statement:
The attention of the All Progressives Congress (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 (i.e. through purchase of nomination forms) for the position in question.
Mr, Yekini Nabena
Ag, National Publicity Secretary