PDP chides Senate, APC over direct primary model


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By Dirisu Yakubu

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the passage on Tuesday by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Senate of direct primary for the nomination of candidates for election, in all political parties, “as a retrogressive provision that seeks to wipe off all the gains achieved in our electoral practice since 1999.”

This is as the party said in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan that the decision by the APC-controlled Senate “is a humongous blow to the development of democratic norms and a plot to introduce anarchy during internal party elections as currently obtainable in the APC.”

The statement read: “The PDP holds that the provision is aimed at increasing the costs of nomination procedures thereby surrendering the processes to money bags against the wishes and aspiration of Nigerians.

“Our party makes bold to state that with the exception of the APC, which intends to deploy looted funds in future election, hardly will there…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper