The All Progressives Congress Kwara State Chapter has announced that the chapter would adhere to the provision of law and the directives from the national headquarter of the party.
The announcement was made known by the state chairman, Prince Sunday Fagbemi during a press conference held today at the state party secretariat in Ilorin.
Prince Sunday Fagbemi said in compliance with the provisions of the electoral law, and directives from the national headquarter of the party, the process of electing candidates for the offices of the State Governor, the Senators, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly will commence in Kwara State on 26/5/2022.
The chairman also said the National working committee of the party on Monday 23/5/2022, approved a revised timetable schedule of activities as follows;
Governorship (State Delegates)
State House of Assembly (L.G Delegates)
Senate (L.G Delegates)
House of Rep. (L.G.A Delegates).
He added that It is, therefore, imperative that all candidates must emerge through valid primaries as required by law.
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“In the light of the above, all candidates vying for various offices must have obtained forms, screened and certified okay by the party to participate in the primaries. The names of eligible candidates shall be forwarded to the various voting centers.
The total number of Delegates expected to participate in both Governorship and House of Assembly primaries is 1930 throughout the State. Election shall hold for a State House of Assembly members at specific centers attached and all delegates are advised to set the specified centers for accreditation as early as 9:00 a.m,” He added.
Furthermore, for the peaceful conduct of the exercise, all party members participating in the exercise must comply with all laid down procedures as follows.
Non – Delegates should keep off venues of the election
Delegates must conduct themselves in a decent and orderly manner devoid of any rancour or indecent rowdiness.
The party chairman warned that the party will not tolerate any form of indiscipline from candidates of their followers. Therefore the use of thugs or “good boys” is prohibited.
Any aggrieved member should exhaust all windows of all opportunities available to them to make redress.
Aspirants shall be held responsible for any breach of peace and misconduct at the venue of the exercise.
Few of the incumbents, including the State Governor were returned unopposed. However, this does not exempt them from the electoral process which required them to be affirmed.
The party chairman, Prince Sunday Fagbemi assured all candidates of fairness in the conduct of the exercise and advised all party members to discountenance unfounded information or rumour that could jeopardize our genuine efforts to get popular and acceptable candidates to compete and defeat our opponent from other political parties.