About 20 governorship aspirants on the platform the All Progressive Congress (APC) have rejected indirect primaries, insisting that all aspirants should be allowed to participate in direct contest.
The aspirants that rejected indirect primaries including former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, Yusuf Haruna who was former Aide de Camp of APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
He said using the indirect primary would amount to denying them a level playing ground and robbing card-carrying members the opportunity to exercise their rights.
In a letter to the National Chairman of the party signed by General Patrick Akpa and Comrade Godwin Egbunu, but read to newsmen by Comrade Mohammed Ali on Monday they claimed that with the indirect primary, the party was setting booby traps for itself.
According to them, as loyal party members, they will not fold their arms and allow the party to suffer huge political loss arising from the narrow ambition of a “non-performing governor.”.
The leadership of APC in the state recently agreed for indirect primaries which would have given the governor some form of leverage.