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2019: Kwankwaso speaks on PDP’s form of presidential primary

A former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso has said that he is in support of using indirect primaries by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

He said he was sure the party will still continue with the indirect primaries having used that system since 2003 when it was reviewed.

The former Governor said though he was elected as governor through the direct system in 1999, he would still align himself with the position taken by the leadership of the party on the matter.

He told reporters in Abuja on Sunday that the PDP was experienced enough to handle the matter.

He said, “Well, I think parties should look out their situation. The situation of PDP is such that we have gone through all the processes.

“And we are experienced enough to select the best system for the party.

“Some of you may still remember that in 1999 when I was elected as governor, the PDP then elected their candidates through direct primaries.

“And from that experience, we sat down here in this secretariat and thought there was a need for us to review it.

“And that was why in 2003, and since then, we are doing indirect elections.

“And I’m sure one day the party may decide to go back to direct election. But I think now, a decision has been taken by the party to do an indirect election.

“And we are all abiding by the position of the party. So, I think now, it is beyond my opinion or your opinion. The party has taken a position.”
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