The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has opted for indirect method for the Governorship Primary Election in Ondo.
Chairman of the Election Committee and Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello declared this on Friday.
He spoke with newsmen at the National Secretariat in Abuja shortly after his committee was inaugurated by the National Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni.
Eleven of the 12 aspirants have kicked against indirect primary, insisting it confers undue advantage on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking reelection.
But Bello said it was the prerogative of the party to determine the mode of the primary and not up to the aspirants.
According to him: “The issue of the mode of primary, this has been settled by the previous NWC and ratified by NEC, which gives the opportunity to the state executive committee to choose the mode of primary that they would want. This has been settled.
“The Ondo Primary election would be conducted via indirect mode. This was the option chosen by the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and ratified by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of our great party in the last meeting. So, we are going for indirect primary.”