The Ogun State chapter of the African Democratic Congress, ADC is set to begin the primaries for various elective positions at the federal and state levels on Wednesday across the 236 wards in the state.
In a statement signed by Gbolade Osinowo, the state’s chairman, party’s primary election will begin with the governorship and house of assembly, and to be followed by the national assembly on October 4th and the President on October 6, 2018.
The party concluded screening exercise for aspirants on Tuesday.
According to Osinowo, the primaries will be conducted in constituencies across Ogun State.
” I assure all electorate and stakeholders that the adopted system and the result of our primaries will be different from what is obtainable in other political parties, where dictatorship is the order of the day”.
“In ADC, democracy is supreme as we uphold internal democracy. The people will decide their preferred candidates. Though we encourage our aspirants to meet and consider consensus but they must all agree and sign to that effect. Wherever one of the aspirants is displeased with the consensus, we will embark on primary election.”
Osinowo added that the party adopted direct primary system where all card-carrying members will vote for the aspirants of their choice and votes would be counted openly and loudly by the electoral officers. “Our party, through its new Handshake across Nigeria initiative, is set to unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state. That is why ADC is declaring war on poverty. Our rallying cry is from poverty to prosperity,” he said.
The state chairman also pointed out that the party will ensure that its candidates put smiles on the people’s faces. “We are going to make sure, through our candidates, that our proximity to Lagos state is maximized and not just few people in the village, but every citizen of Ogun State,” he said.