Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised all aspirants to various elective offices on the platform of the party to get ready to partake in competitive and peaceful primaries, especially if stakeholders in different constituencies are unable to agree on a bottom-up consensus to field candidates.
In a statement on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, APC State Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Tajudeen Folaranmi Aro said all aspirants are invited to purchase their nomination forms at the party’s secretariat once the process officially opens in the coming days, adding that no attempt will be made to silence anyone’s aspiration.
“The constitution of our party allows stakeholders to arrive at consensus candidature provided that is the wish of the people. In that case, bottom-up, inclusive approach is welcome at all levels of our party.
The party will also be guided by the provisions of the Electoral Act as amended.
Where aspirants and stakeholders at any level do not on their own agree to a consensus arrangement, the party shall organise very transparent, orderly and peaceful primaries to decide who our candidate will be,” the spokesman said in the state.
“The party welcomes all aspirants to peacefully and decorously market themselves to party members and stakeholders, and be ready for either of the options mentioned above in the spirit of sportsmanship, party democracy and rule of law.
The party will midwive any of the processes adopted by stakeholders in every area but it will not have preference for any aspirant nor will it impose any candidate against the wishes of the majority.”