In preparation for the Ekiti Governorship Primary Election on Thursday,27th January,the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has adopted direct primaries for conduct of the election.
The APC in an election guideline issued by the leadership of the party and titled, “Guidelines for the Nomination of Candidates for the 2022 Ekiti Gubernatorial election – direct primaries (Option A4)”.
stated : “Only political parties, according to Section 221 of the Nigerian
Constitution shall canvass for votes for any candidate at any election.
This section strengthens the All Progressives Congress’ objective in Article 7 (IV) of its Party Constitution which seeks to attain political power through legitimate, democratic and constitutional means.
“It behoves the party therefore to lay down guidelines for its members seeking to contest elections into public offices in the country.
“The guidelines will, without prejudice, conform to the provisions of the Party Constitution, the 2010 Electoral Act as amended, and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended”.