By: Ade Adeleke
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has laid to rest the rumour over mode of primary that will be used by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 20 governorship primary in ondo state.
INEC confirmed that indirect primary would be used by the APC and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for ondo governorship election.
PDP holds its primary on July 22 while INEC had allocated 2nd to 27th July for holding primaries by political parties to pick candidates for the October 10, 2020 governorship polls in ondo state.
SUNSHINETRUTH understands that the mode of primary to be adopted by the APC had generated a lot of controversies as majority of the 12 aspirants preferred direct primary while the incumbent Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said he would be ready for anyode of primaries either direct or indirect.
However, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in ondo state, Ambassador Rufus Akeju who disclosed this to newsmen in his office during an interview, noted that the indirect mode of primary was communicated to INEC through a letter from the APC national Secretariat.
Akeju noted that all the seventeen political parties would adopt indirect primary system.
The INEC REC said the Commission was ready to monitor the primaries.