The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted indirect primaries to elect candidates in the State.
The State APC took the decision at an expanded State Executive Committee meeting in Port Harcourt, yesterday, in which 106 voted in favour of the indirect primaries against three and one who voted for consensus and direct primaries respectively.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting, Chairman of the Party, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, said the party after a long deliberation resolved to adopt indirect primaries.
Amachree said: “After the meeting of the expanded executives of the party, we decided to use indirect primaries in electing our candidates. The reasons for this decision are because of issues of insecurity in the state and the lack of membership data base. We will transmit this decision to the national body of the party.”