Muhammed Audu, Kogi State governorship election
Muhammed Audu, Kogi State governorship election (Photo: Vanguard News)

An aspirant in the Kogi State governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Muhammed Audu, has said that only the direct primary will save the party from the “Zamfara” fate.

Concise News reports that Audu – son of the late Prince Abubakar Audu – contended that with a faction of the party in court over the state executive, the national leaders should adopt direct primary in choosing the party’s flag bearer for the November 16 governorship election in the state.

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According to Audu, adopting the direct primary would ensure that party members, and not the disputing executives would determine who flies the flag of the party.

“We are indifferent about the mode of primaries to elect the APC candidate; any mode that is adopted, we will win. Even though we know that for indirect primaries, Bello has populated the exco with his friends, and relatives of friends and appointees.

“We still do not have a problem with that, but for the fact that after defeating Bello at the primaries, the cases in court may jeopardize our victory. The case in court might bring about a Zamfara situation. In order to avoid a situation where we will be robbed of our victory after defeating Bello, we prefer that APC adopts direct primary election,” the gubernatorial hopeful says.