The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the adoption of indirect governorship primaries by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
The party described the decision of the APC NWC as a welcome development.
The party’s state Publicity Secretary, Jones Onwuasoanya, in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, said the APC in the state was expecting no fewer than 1,000,000 party members to vote.
He said the method would afford members of the party the opportunity of choosing the people who would represent them during the general elections.
Onwuasoanya said, “We are confident that this (direct primaries) will afford Imolites and the world the opportunity to appreciate how popular our great party is in the state as we are expecting more than 1,000,000 registered party members to participate in the process across the state.
“This landmark decision is a good step towards resolving all claims of popularity by some aspirants and we urge them to intensify efforts at mobilising party members to vote for them.”