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8 000 delegates to converge in Lagos for APC presidential primary

03 December 2014, 20:25

Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) is expecting more than 8 000 delegates in Lagos for its presidential primary election coming up on December 10 and December 11.

The Chairman of the APC National Convention Committee, Olusegun Mimiko, made this known on Wednesday while giving an update to newsmen on the committee's work.

The choice of venue had been an issue of debate as some aspirants wanted the election to hold in Lagos while others preferred Abuja.

Also read: Four APC presidential aspirants reject Lagos for primaries

Mimiko said: ''We are expecting more than 8 000 delegates all over the country - both elected and statutory delegates.

"We did not arrive at the choice of Lagos accidentally or serendipitously; we arrived at Lagos with the full input of all our presidential aspirants.

''Yes, concerns were raised about distance especially for someone moving from Yobe.

''By the time we explained to them the processes that we have put in place, they were happy and they have given us the full cooperation.''

Mimiko said that all aspirants had also been briefed about all processes to ensure a hitch-free, secure, transparent and credible presidential primary.

''Those interested in democracy in this country will have the opportunity to watch it live on television, listen live on radio and to follow us online,'' he said.

-    NAN



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