Thirty four states of the federation, including Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital have adopted the option of delegates primaries for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming primaries to field candidates for next year’s general elections.
This development is on the heels of an emergency meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday by the caucus of the party.
Part of the reasons for the decision as reliably gathered, was because the party was yet to authenticate the actual number of its members, and that there was not enough time to do so with the primaries just few weeks away.
It was further gathered that the only two states that have maintained their stands on Direct Primaries are Lagos and Edo States.
According to sources within the party hierarchy, states that still want to opt for direct primaries can write to the national headquarters of the party for deliberations and subsequent consideration, depending on whether they have the capacity to do so.
The National Executive Council Of The party are currently meeting in Abuja to come with final position as regards party primaries.