Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Sunday said the adoption of direct primaries in the state was in line with the decision of the national secretariat of the party.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Ndace, the Governor gave the explanation when he received party members from Shiroro and Magama Local Government areas on Sunday.
According to Bello, the adoption of direct primaries by the state chapter of the APC was in line with the decision of the national body to produce credible candidates for the 2019 general elections.
He said that the decision was also the wish of the people as many stakeholders in the state had called for direct primary election to enable them elect leaders of their choice.
According to him, direct primaries will enable all aspirants to test their popularity and eliminate any suspicious foul play.
“Every political aspirants will go through direct primaries in order to avoid disagreements and also to ensure transparency and unity in the party,” NAN quoted him as saying.