Ondo stakeholders want direct primaries, says Guber aspirant
Osagie Otabor, Bénin
A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Hon Isaacs Kekemeke, has said that majority of APC stakeholders in the state want the direct mode of primaries in electing candidate of the party.
Governorship election in Ondo has been slated for October while political parties are expected to hold their primaries in July.
Kekemeke said the reason direct mode of primaries is preferred in Ondo State was because of controversies surrounding the emergence of party officials at the last congresses in the state.
In a chat with journalists in Akure, Kekemeke said there has not been cohesive party leadership in the state that is inclusive.
He stated that there was need to mobilise party members by their participation in the aspirant selection process.
According to him, “We need to carry along very many interest groups in the party. We need a direct primaries. We can established protocols that enable people in their wards to gather and elect who they want by observing social distancing and making the use of face mask compulsory.
“I know that direct primaries is the preferable option. It is the inevitable for victory and success of the party.”