The governor of Kogi State and Chairman of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress Primary Election Committee, Yahaya Bello, has said the Ondo APC governorship aspirants cannot tell the party which mode of primary to to use.
He said this in response to a question on the party’s position on agitations by 11 of 12 aspirants for the party to jettison the indirect mode in favour of the direct mode .
Governor Bello spoke shortly after the inauguration of the committee by the Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker Committee at the party’s National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Friday.
He said, “I was a contestant myself before. It is not for aspirants to dictate for the party the rules of the game.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission had published APC’s choice of indirect primary on its website.
Eleven aspirants had in response, demanded that the party use the direct mode which entails all card-carrying members of the party voting to chose the party candidate as against the indirect mode which vests such powers on delegates.