All Progressives Congress stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has hailed the direct primary option to pick the party’s governorship candidate in Osun state.
He described the decision of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to approve direct primary as historic and capable of deepening democracy.
He said: “The decision of the National Working Committee approving a direct primary to elect the party’s candidate for Osun election is a ground-breaking step toward achieving this fine objective. By this decision, the party affirms its democratic inclinations.
“When the history of this moment is written, those looking back on this decision will say that it was an inevitable natural consequence of party evolution.”
In a statement by his media office, Tinubu said the party’s constitution allows the use of both indirect (delegate system) and direct (participation of all card-carrying party members) in picking a candidate.
The former Lagos State governor described the direct primary as more democratic.