Imo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday adopted the indirect primaries to elect its candidates for the 2019 general elections.
The decision was reached at an emergency State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting of the party, which presided over by the state Chairman, Mr. Daniel Nwafor.
It was gathered that the motion for the adoption of the mode of election was moved by the Chairman of the party in Nwangele Local Government Area, Mr. Jude Mbamara and seconded by the member representing Ngor-Okpala Council Area in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Obinna Egu.
Nwafor, who spoke further on the development, said that it was the unanimous decision of members of the party.
He said that it reflects the minds of the larger population of members of the party, adding that the APC Constitution allows for both direct and indirect modes for election of candidates.
He said, “The NEC was specific that states should adopt any of the two modes that suits its peculiarities and the Imo state chapter after holistic deliberations among members and stakeholders has adopted the indirect mode”.
A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe, who lauded the decision, said that indirect primaries conforms with the peculiarities of the State.
Igbokwe who represents Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Federal Constituency, saluted the leadership of the party in the state for taking a popular decision.
A governorship aspirant and Chief of Staff to the state Governor, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, commended the SEC for adopting the indirect primaries for electing its candidates, adding that it would deepen internal democracy in the party.