Bola Tinubu, Yemi Osinbajo and Rotimi Amaechi
BY JIMMY ENYEH
All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidates, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; ex-Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, former Governor of Abia State and Majority Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu and others are set to jostle for the indirect primary option adopted by the ruling party for its forthcoming presidential election. They will jostle for the votes of 7800 delegates of the party.
Indirect primary means that it is open, there would be convention and the delegates are expected to vote for candidates of their choice.
Those close to Tinubu informed NATIONAL WAVES that indirect primary is better for their candidate. “it is going to weed off those boys that are looking for somebody to settle them in the guise of wanting to be President. It’s going to clear the unserious people. Either way, Asiwaju is on the ground.”
Its also a statement of fact that In an indirect primary, party members elect delegates who elect the party’s candidates on their behalf. Recall that the APC has about 7,800 delegates nationwide.
It would be recalled that the APC on Wednesday said its Special Convention for Presidential Primaries would hold from May 30 to June 1, 2022.
The party revealed that it would begin selling nomination and expression of interest forms for various electoral offices on April 23 until May 6, 2022.
The APC also pegged its presidential nomination and expression of interest forms at N100 million.