Categories: Politics

2019: APC stalwart wants consensus “primaries” in Abia

Mr Paul Ikonne, All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Abia, has said that a consensus candidate will guarantee the party’s victory in the state in the 2019 general elections.

He stated this on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen at APC National Secretariat after picking the party’s Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to contest Abia governorship in 2019.

Ikonne said that as long as the party came together with a consensus candidate which member would eventually go for, “we will come out strong.”

The aspirant is a founding member of the APC in Abia and the governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011 election.

He assured that if given the opportunity as the party’s candidate, he would make Abia conducive for business if he won the election, noting that people of the state were business-oriented.

Ikonne added that he would also take the state to a high level and make it the envy of other states of the federation.

He, however, said that those plotting to destabilise the APC in Abia, would themselves be destabilised.

On the adoption of indirect primaries to pick the party’s candidates for elections as was being canvassed by some politicians, he said that it depended on the peculiarities of states.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the APC national leadership had adopted the direct primaries to pick its candidates for the 2019 general elections.

“The party national leadership is very wise, but there are peculiarities. In Abia, for example, indirect primaries and consensus will definitely give us what we want.

“Stakeholders are yet to meet; we are still going to meet, and by the time we meet, we will come out with a blueprint on the way forward,” Ikonne said.

He assured that if given the APC ticket and elected as next governor of Abia, he would bring new ideas that would transform the state, adding that he would bring value to its governance.

“I have been in the party and I have worked for it and am still working for it.

“During the 2015 general elections, I organised the presidential rally in Abia which was successful and adjudged the best.

2019: APC stalwart wants consensus “primaries” in Abia was last modified: September 11th, 2018 by Francis Belux
Francis Belux

Francis Mbeto Belux is a author and Journalist from Akwa Ibom. He published content from the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN). He is a graduate of Journalism from ESUT and a sports Enthusiast.

Published by
Francis Belux
Tags: abiaapc

Recent Posts

  • Politics

BREAKING: US reacts to Postponement of Nigeria’s Elections, reveals next line of Action

The US consulate in Nigeria has reacts to the postponement of Nigeria February 16 General Elections. The Statement read; "The…

10 mins ago
  • Press Releases

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) huge Recruitment 2019 – how to apply NOW!

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Recruitment 2019 and How To Apply – NOUN Recruitment 2019…National Open University of Nigeria…

2 hours ago
  • Press Releases

FULL Application Registration portal for NPA Recruitment 2018/2019

NPA Recruitment 2018/2019 | Application Registration Form is Here at (NPA portal) or Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)' This recruitment…

2 hours ago
  • Press Releases

DPR Recruitment 2019/2020 Form is Right Here – Recruitment and registration guide

DPR Recruitment 2019/2020 Form is Right Here – registration guide – Have you been looking for DPR Recruitment 2019/2020…

2 hours ago
  • Politics

JUST IN: Ohanaeze reacts to Election Postponement, reveals what Igbos should do

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo has described the postponement of the Feb. 16 presidential and National Assembly elections…

13 hours ago
  • Politics

BREAKING: Atiku reacts to Postponement of 2019 Elections, reveals next line of Action

The All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council have given their own reaction to the postponement of the elections by the…

14 hours ago