APC gives condition for emergence of consensus candidates

The All Progressives Congress has given conditions for the emergence of consensus candidates for all elective positions.

This was contained in a statement signed by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Tuesday.

The statement read “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.”

Recall that the Ogun, Zamfara and Yobe state chapters of the APC earlier announced the emergence of “consensus” candidates for the governorship position amidst protests from other aspirants.

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