The All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced that the Osun State gubernatorial primaries would hold tomorrow
The primary election earlier scheduled to hold today was shifted due to late arrival of election materials, to be used for the conduct of a free and fair election.
A statement issued and signed by the Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of the party in the state, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, said the postponement was not premeditated.
According to him, “due to unforeseen development, the All Progressives Congress in the state of Osun has announced the postponement of the primary to choose its gubernatorial flag bearer for September 22 election that was supposed to hold tomorrow, July 19, 2018.
The party, he said, regretted the development.
But in another statement later on Wednesday night, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said the Osun Congress Committee headed by Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari, would meet with the stakeholders of the party today and that the primaries had been moved to Friday.
The postponement according to the statement was necessary to allow the party organise a free, fair and acceptance primary.
Abdullahi said:”The All Progressives Congress (APC) Primaries to elect the Party’s candidate for the forthcoming Osun State Governorship election has been postponed from Thursday 19th July, 2018 to Friday 20th July, 2018.
“However, a meeting between the Primary Election Committee chaired by H.E. Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, Governor of Zamafara State, and stakeholders will hold at the Osun State capital, Oshogbo on Thursday”.
The election will be done by direct primaries which will involve all bona fide APC members in the state.