The Bauchi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has opted to use delegates for the forthcoming primary elections of the party instead of the direct primaries where all card-carrying members of the party can vote.
It would be recalled that the national leadership of the party led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole had recommended that all primary elections in the party should be done through the direct system, but granted state chapters the freedom to also opt for indirect primaries if they deem it necessary.
Daily Post reports that the resolution to decide on the delegates’ system at the primaries come to the fore at APC stakeholders’ meeting in Bauchi.
During the meeting, the member representing Giade local government in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Adamu Bello Giade moved the motion for the adoption of indirect primaries in the state, arguing that it would be more orderly and rancour-free.
The state APC chairman, Uba Ahmed Nana explained that the meeting was convened to give members the opportunity to make a choice on which method to adopt for the upcoming primary elections of the party in the state.
Some of the attendants of the meeting include: the Deputy Governor of the State, Audu Sule Katagum, party executives and some other chieftains.