By Mary Amodu
Contrary to the protest by some governorship aspirants in Kogi State on the mode of primary election, 37 governorship aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi on Thursday backed the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to approve indirect primary to select its candidate for the November 16 governorship election in the state.
Recall that Twenty Kogi governorship aspirants on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) were recently at the party secretariat to protest the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) which adopted indirect mode of primaries for Kogi Guber natorial.
The group under the auspices of Coalition of Kogi APC Aspirants led by Comrade Edime Godwin Amade, said the group of 20 aspirants kicking against the indirect mode of primary were working for the downfall of the party in the state, pointing out that the National Working Committee should not allow the group to pull the wool over their eyes.
He claimed that the fact that the state governor has built the party in the state to an enviable height is not an indication that he would win the primary and pick the party ticket.
He said further that any idea that they will step down for Governor Bello should be discountenanced as they are already putting their resources together to collect the nomination form.
They however advised that “The APC must not give room for people to tag it confused or inconsistent by changing established norms to fit every wind of opposition which blows. The legal effects could be catastrophic. Except for a few recently elected officials, delegates for Kogi APC Indirect Primaries on August 29 are the same people who voted at the National Convention for the President as our flag-bearer in the 2019 General Elections”.
“ They also voted for our National and State Assembly contingents at the various Primaries. We must beware of those who now want to impugn the integrity and legality of our delegates. The domino effect of undermining the legality of our delegates will be catastrophic beyond just the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi State”.