The State Working Committee (SWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state has adopted direct primaries as the means through which all candidates for the 2019 elections will emerge.
The party’s SWC, led by party chairman, Chief Cyril Ogodo, adopted the resolution on Thursday in Asaba, the state capital, during an expanded State Executive Committee meeting.
The meeting, which was attended by members of the SWC, 25 LGA chairmen, secretaries, youth leaders and the about 270 ward chairmen, also commended President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as well as other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) for making the choice of the direct primaries.
The party, in a communique issued and signed by the state party Chairman Chief Cyril Ogodo, Secretary Barr Silas Buowe, members of SWC and over 300 others resolved as followed:
“Arising from an expanded State Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Delta State Chapter led by Chief Cyril Abeye Ogodo, held on the 6th day of September 2018, the following resolutions were reached.
“To commend His Excellency, Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomohle – National Chairman and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of our great Party on their recent decision to entrench internal democracy in the Party through the approval for the use of direct primaries in choosing our flag bearers.
“To commend the President and the Commander – in Chief – of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic – Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) for repositioning Nigeria to greatness. The Delta State APC is excited like many other Nigerians across the nation that Mr President’s leadership style has rekindled our hope in democracy.
“That the Delta state APC hereby adopts and affirms the use of direct primaries for choosing all our flag bearers.
“The above decision affirms our party’s disposition and desire to make our elections in 2019 and beyond truly reflect the will of the people as there cannot be democracy without the people’s participation”, the communiqué said.