“Our consensus must not graduate to imposition,” concerned Kwara APC member warns

In a meeting attended by party elders, executive members from the 16 local government areas and 193 Ward APC, as well as present and former chairmen and house of assembly members, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has concluded moves to adopt consensus mode of primary election to select candidates for the forthcoming local government elections in the state.

This was disclosed on Tuesday while the Kwara APC Chairman, Prince Sunday Fagbemi was addressing Stakeholders at the State Party Secretariat, Ilorin.

Prince Sunday Fagbemi
Kwara APC Chairman

Fagbemi said APC would use consensus approach to select candidates to avoid conflicts, noting that primaries would be held where necessary. He further said zoning arrangements within local governments will play critical role in candidate selection.

However, one of the party stalwarts who preferred anonymity told InsiderNg that the party has to be extremely careful and transparent so as not to create unnecessary issues where there are none.

“Everybody must be carried along in the process. So many people would show interest in contesting and we cannot stop anyone from exercising their rights. As a party, we must be careful not to deny people their rights. Consensus is good if we are all on the same page and the process is clear without any one left in the dark. Our consensus must not graduate to imposition.”

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