The All Progressives Congress (APC), held its presidential primaries across the 319 wards of Rivers State, Friday, endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.
According to reports collated at the APC State Secretariat, 63 Aba Road, Port Harcourt by the Presidential Primaries Returning Officer for Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, a total of 388,653 party members across the State voted for the only presidential aspirant of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari, a press release signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Chris Finebone stated.
According to the statement, the election which was based on the direct mode of primary earlier adopted by the NWC/NEC of the party for the exercise was witnessed by all the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Electoral Officers in the 23 LGAs of the State.
The statement added that on hand to witness the primaries were the various Divisional Police Officers across the State.
It stated that earlier, the State Presidential Returning Officer, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, also the Minister of Transportation, had arrived the APC State Secretariat and was ushered into the State Chairman’s office from where he monitored the exercise before visiting some wards within the Port Harcourt metropolis and environs to see things for himself.
“Whereas the 319 Ward Party Secretaries served as Ward Returning Officers, the 23 LGA Secretaries of the party served as LGA Returning Officers.
“Meanwhile, all hands are on deck to ensure a successful Governorship Primary scheduled for Sunday, September 30, 2018, in Port Harcourt,” it concluded.