As part of the changes, he initiated in the All Progressives Congress (APC), the National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole recommended the use of direct primaries to conduct the party’s primaries ahead of the 2019 general elections.
This development has been adopted by various state chapters of the party like Kano state. The Presidential primaries will also be done using the direct primaries.
This will require the voting by registered card-carrying members of the party against the delegate list that has always been in place.
However, the Imo State Chapter of the APC has adopted Indirect Primaries for the gubernatorial and state legislature elections in the state.
This was announced after a meeting at the International Conference Centre, Owerri. The emergency meeting began at 9:30 am on Thursday, 6th September 2018 presided over by the State chairman of the party, Dan Nwafor.
Also in attendance was the Chief of Staff to the State Government Uche Nwosu whom Governor Rochas Okorocha has also endorsed. Ugwumba Uche Nwosu is the son-in-law to Rochas Okorocha.
The governor was represented by the Speaker of the House Mr. Acho Ihim. Revalidation of the members in the state has also started as announced by the State Chairman.
But what does the State party leadership mean by Indirect primaries? How is different from the direct primaries as directed by the National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole. Rochas Okorocha has been working tirelessly to ensure that Uche Nwosu who is married to the daughter succeeds him.
Are the indirect primaries to ensure that he gets the party ticket? Will the members who will vote be the ones who are sympathetic to Uche Nwosu becoming governor?