A frontline All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Kwara state, Honorable Mashood Mustapha has applauded adoption of direct primary election system by stakeholders in the state to pick candidates for 2019 general elections. Mustapha stated this on Thursday after submitting his Expression of Interest and nomination forms at APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
According to him, direct primaries will deepen internal democracy within the party, give all party members a sense of belonging as well as allow emergence of popular candidates.
Mustapha added that the new system will also put an end to monetization of primary elections of the party as every party member will be able to exercise their voting right irrespective of their status or position.
The former federal lawmaker however implores the national leadership of the party to conduct credible, free and fair primary election in line with the guidelines of the APC. He noted that the party should avoid imposition of candidate in order to prevent post-primary crisis ahead of forthcoming general elections.
Mustapha reiterated that APC is now a party to beat in Kwara state, adding that the impressive performance of President Muhammadu Buhari in the area of infrastructural development has endeared him to residents of the state.