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INEC prescribes mode for Ondo primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has laid to rest the rumour over the mode of the primary election that would be used by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 20 governorship primary in Ondo state.

INEC confirmed that indirect primary would be used by the APC and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Ondo governorship election.

PDP holds its primary on July 22 while INEC had allocated 2nd to 27th July for holding primaries by political parties to pick candidates for the October 10, 2020 governorship polls in Ondo state.

The mode of primary to be adopted by the APC had generated a lot of controversies as a majority of the 12 aspirants preferred direct primaries while the incumbent Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said he would be ready for any mode of primaries either direct or indirect.

However, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ondo state, Ambassador Rufus Akeju told newsmen in his office in Akure during an interview, that the indirect mode of primary was communicated to INEC through a letter from the APC national Secretariat.

Ambassador Akeju noted that all the 17 political parties would adopt indirect primary system.

Adegbite Adeleke

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