The All Progressive Congress (APC) is expecting more than 8,000 delegates in Lagos for its presidential primary election scheduled to hold between December 10 and 11.
This was made known to reporters by the Chairman of the APC National Convention Committee on Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 while giving an update on the committee’s work.
NAN reported that the choice of venue had been an issue of debate as some aspirants wanted the election to hold in Lagos while others preferred Abuja.
The chairman said, ”We are expecting more than 8,000 delegates all over the country: elected and statutory delegates.
”As you are already aware, our convention takes place on Dec. 10 and 11.
“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; the duty I had was to convince them.
”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.”
He 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.