APC to conduct Ekiti, Osun gubernatorial primaries today

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 12th, 2014

In preparedness for the governorship elections scheduled to hold on June 21 and August 9, 2014, in Ekiti and Osun States, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will today hold its primaries to elect its flag bearers.

A statement signed by the National Organising Secretary of the party, Senator Osita Izunaso, said the party would adopt the direct primary method in all the 177 wards of the state.

Noting that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would monitor the entire process from the Ward to the State level, Izunaso who led a six-man committee from Abuja, said the party would deploy two electoral officers and a returning officer to each of the wards for the exercise, while a returning officer would be appointed for each local government.

According to him, the Local Government returning officers would be responsible for the collation of results from the wards within each of the 16 local government areas and they would return results to the State Collation Centre.

“APC had taken this step to ensure a transparent and credible process as well as to comply with the stipulations of the electoral act” Izunazo said.

He assured members of smooth, free and transparent exercise.

Also speaking on the Osun primary in a statement, APC’s Publicity Director, Kunle Oyatomi, said Governor Rauf Aregebsola is the only aspirant who picked and returned the intention form.

“The primary will hold in the 332 wards of the state,” he added.

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