Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday assured members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Oyo state that the party leadership would not impose candidates in the May 12 local government election.
But Ajimobi said that the party leadership would abide by the decision of the majority on the process to select party’s candidates.
Speaking at an empowerment programme organised by Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari, (APC-Oyo North) News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, quoted Ajimobi as saying: “We won’t impose candidates for the forthcoming local government election. I am appealing to you at every local government council area to come together and work in unity so that we can present a common candidate.
“There are types of primary election, which could be direct or indirect. The direct type allows party members to come together to choose, while the indirect allows the election through delegates.
“I want you to talk to yourselves on your choice, I will be okay by your decision,” he said.
Insideoyo.com recalls that some members of the party in the state had on Monday besieged the party’s state secretariat in Ibadan with placards, alleging plans by the leadership to impose candidates.