Thursday, September 20, 2018

APC Primary: Ambode, Oshiomhole, Governors In Serious Meeting

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are said to be locked in a crucial meeting behind closed doors with the party's leadership.

Embattled Lagos Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, was also in attendance.

He arrived the Imo State Governors’ Lodge, the venue of the APC governors meeting, at exactly 9:00 pm in a blue agbada.

It was learnt that the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was also at the meeting which started about 7:45 last night.

Although details of the meeting were sketchy as of the time of filing this report, it was gathered that the governors were meeting to deliberate on the issue of the mode of primaries and the composition of the screening committees.

The National Executive Committee of the party had, at its last meeting, settled for the direct mode of primaries while asking the states interested in holding indirect primaries to select their candidates to write to the party leadership.

A decision by some governors and their supporters to select candidates by consensus and indirect primaries had led to protests from some stakeholders, who insisted on the direct primary.

The governors are expected to ask for Oshiomhole's support for Ambode.





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