The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted direct primary election to select its candidate for the presidential election in 2019.
This was disclosed to newsmen in Abuja Thursday by Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the party’s national secretariat.
Governor Lalong also revealed that the party adopted indirect primaries for members contesting for other elective positions in the forthcoming elections.
The decisions followed the disagreement among some members of the party over the process of selecting a candidate to fly the party’s flag in an election.
Some members who defected from the party in Osun had attributed their exit to the process by the APC selected its candidates for the September 22 governorship election in the state.
Ahead of the general elections, the APC leadership promised to continue with efforts aimed at reconciling members with genuine grievances.
During the NEC meeting, President Muhammadu Buhari asked the APC leaders in attendance to ensure that the decisions reached at the meeting were in the interest of the party.
He also urged the party’s leadership to comply with the Electoral Act and the APC’s Constitution while conducting free, fair and credible primaries for the general elections.