The All Progressives Congress (APC) has picked Saturday 12th April 2014 for the conduct of the nomination process for the emergence of its candidate in Ekiti State for the June 21, 2014 governorship election in the state.
A statement signed by the National Organising Secretary of the party, Senator Osita Izunaso, noted that APC would adopt direct primary method in all the 177 wards of the state and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would monitor the entire process from the ward to the state level.
Senator Izunaso who led a 6-man committee from Abuja to oversee the exercise said the party would deploy two electoral officers and a returning officer to each of the wards for the exercise, while a returning officer would be appointed for each local government.
According to him, the local government returning officers would be responsible for the collation of results from the wards within each of the 16 local government areas and they would in return transmit results to the State Collation Centre.
“APC had taken this step to ensure a transparent and credible process as well as to comply with the stipulations of the electoral act,” he said.
The APC National Organising Secretary who assured that the exercise would be smooth, free and transparent said that the registration officers and ward local government supervisors during the party’s recent membership registration exercise would be deployed to handle the exercise.