Elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kwara have called on national leadership of the party to heed the wishes of the members and adopt direct primary for the selection of the governorship candidate.
The elders made their position known on Wednesday at a press conference in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
Alhaji Lasisi Jimoh (aka LAK), who read the text of the press statement declared that direct primary would enhance the chances of APC in winning elections in the state.
“We are opposed to anything that will impede our chances of winning elections in 2019, one of the thing that can affect our chances is indirect primary.
“Let all the aspirants go to the field and test their popularity among members of the party,” Alhaji Jimoh added.
He therefore appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole not to succumb to any obnoxious pressure to sabotage the chances of the party.