Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, Dr. William Akanle, one of the party leaders, urged the party’s national working committee to be neutral and impartial in its handling of the forthcoming governorship primaries.
The meeting was facilitated by Team Akanle Leadership Forum in conjunction with Kogi West APC stakeholders.
He also stated that only incorruptible and fair minded officials of the party should be allowed to handle the conduct of the primary.
“The National Executive Committee (NEC) of our party should remain neutral in the conduct of the primaries so that we can march together as one toward the Nov. 16 governorship election,” Akanle said.
He added that anything short of impartiality and neutrality would mean handing over a blank cheque to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over the state from APC.
He said that delegates and stakeholders at the meeting had resolved to back one of the aspirants after a thorough screening of their manifesto.
He, however, said that the person they would support should have the qualities that would enable him to move the state to the next level.
“He must be a man of honour and integrity and should possess good leadership qualities and be ready to lift the people out of poverty,” he opined.
The meeting also appealed to delegates and stakeholders of the party in other parts of the state to ensure that the forthcoming governorship primaries was violence-free.
According to kanle, Kogi West is going to decide the winner of the Nov. 16 governorship election as it is the only senatorial district that will not field a candidate in the election.
(Edited by Emmanuel Yashim)