Stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Katsina State on Thursday adopted the use of indirect primaries in the state for 2019 general election.
The stakeholders adopted the indirect primaries method after a meeting held at the Presidential Hall of the General Muhammadu Buhari Government House.
It could be recalled that in Spite of National Executive Committee, NEC’s adoption of direct primaries for the selection of candidates for the 2019 general elections, many state chapters of All Progressives Congress, APC, are insisting on indirect primaries and have adopted the mode.
After the NEC meeting, recently, the party hierarchy initially adopted direct primary for the presidential election and said states could adopt direct or indirect primaries.
However, the party leaders later reversed themselves and said direct primaries would be used for all elective positions. The move has elicited burning disagreements in the party with some governors, leaders, and state chairmen insisting on indirect primaries while some are going for consensus.