Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello, said the adoption of direct primaries in the state was in line with the decision of the national headquarters in selecting of candidates for the 2019 elections.
According to the statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Ndace, Abubakar made the explanation after he received party members from Shiroro and Magama Local Government areas on Sunday.
Bello stressed the adoption of direct primaries by the state chapter of the APC is an attempt to produce credible candidates for the 2019 general elections.
He emphasized the decision was also the wish of people as many stakeholders in the state had called for the direct primary election to enable them elect leaders of their choice.
“Every political aspirant will go through direct primaries in order to avoid disagreements and also to ensure transparency and unity in the party,” he said.
At the meeting, Alhaji Abubakar Maidowya, APC Chairman in Magama Local Government area, said that the visit was to show solidarity and support to the governor ahead of the forthcoming general elections.