The Borno State APC has decided to pick its political candidates for the 2019 elections through indirect primaries.
The party’s major stakeholders, amongst which are; the current Governor of Borno State, who was absent from the meeting but represented by his Deputy, Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, members of the state executive and other key office holders in the state took the decision on Tuesday.
After series of consultations at the meeting that was chaired by Ali Bukar Dalori, APC chairman in the state, state secretary of the party, Alhaji Bello Ayuba called for motion for adoption of method for selection of candidates.
Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, representing southern Borno moved a motion for adoption of indirect primaries while a member of House of Representatives, Asabe Vilita Bashir, representing Damboa/Chibok/Gwoza federal constituency seconded the motion with all stakeholders applauding. The meeting adopted the motion.
APC State Chairman, Ali Bukar Dalori said the meeting was in compliance with a resolution reached at the APC’s National Executive Council meeting which adopted direct primaries for election of presidential candidate, while state chapters of the party were to determine their mode of primaries after stakeholders meeting.
“We have unanimously adopted the indirect primaries in Borno, and nobody should come to tell us that we are for direct primaries” Dalori said.
List of participants at the stakeholders meeting include amongst many others, the three Senators Representing Borno North, Central and Southern Senatorial District, Abubakar Kyari, Alhaji Baba Kaka Garbai and Mohammed Ndume respectively; several House of representative members at the national assembly, Hon. Mohammed Tahir Monguno, Kadiri Rahis, Aliyu Betara, Asabe Vilita Bashir as well as House of Assembly members.
Others were Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Usman Mamman Durkwa who stood in for Governor Kashim Shettima that is out of the country for official engagement in Germany.
Senator Abubakar Kyari, Mohammed Tahir Monguno and Speaker, Abdulkareem Lawal each spoke on behalf of their colleagues said, after due consultations, they have all endorsed and agreed to go for ‘Indirect Primaries’ at all elective positions on the platform of the ruling APC in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the Governor, his Deputy, Mamman Durkwa thanked all the stakeholders for convening the meeting which he said was timely.
“The decision unanimously adopted on indirect Primaries is a good omen to our Democracy. We assure all and sundry that the present administration will join teaming supporters of APC to ensure unprecedented victory in 2019 through free and fair elections” the deputy Governor said.