The All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally revealed the key reason behind its high price placed on the nomination forms of the party.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that the ruling party disclosed that the high price of the party’s nomination forms was influenced by the governors’ rejection of the direct primary option.
The governors, based on the APC’s rejection of their pleas for indirect primaries, concluded not to fund the direct primary.
Thus, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, September 7, threatened the governors in its fold who are bidding for indirect primary in producing party candidates that should there be a protest from any stakeholder or aspirant, there will be an inevitable cancellation of the exercise and resort to direct primary.
This forced the APC’s national secretariat to mobilise funds from the sale of the forms to fund the direct primary option.
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A source at the party’s national secretariat said: “Anywhere they do indirect or consensus, and one of the aspirants or any of the stakeholders complain, that exercise would be cancelled, and the national headquarters will send people to go and do direct primaries.”
The report gathered further that the party’s capacity to fund the cost of direct primaries considering the logistics involved in gathering party members to meet at ward levels to choose their candidates lead to the hike of the price slammed on the nomination forms.
The source added: “That is part of the reasons the prices of nomination forms are high because we want to raise money from the proceeds of the sale of the forms to fund the direct primaries.
“The governors, who were supposed to fund the direct primaries are the ones complaining. So, their strategy is to stop funding for the party as they are already saying that they don’t have money for it.”
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