10 Reasons Why Direct Primaries is Great for Edo 2020
The Adams Oshiomhole-leadership of the All Progressives Congress will forever be commended for bringing to party politics in Nigeria, the adoption of direct primary as a means of selecting candidates that will fly the party’s flag.
Using the direct primary is a decision that is well timed and it stands to improve the stock of the APC in Edo and Ondo states in the coming elections.
Direct primary for selecting candidates:
Rightly takes the party back to the people who actually own it.
Imbues greater participation and confidence among members of the party.
Gives the party candidate who emerges an edge over other parties’ candidates because he/she got the assurance of majority members of the party.
Gives confidence to the party candidate as the choice freely made by the majority members of the party.
Renders the decision on who flies a party’s flag in an election from the hands of few ubiquitous caucus members and hands such power to the rank and file of the party.
Revives participation in all the processes of election to the party members who remain the soul of democracy.
Removes issues that burden democratic participation and democracy assumes a more practical and direct meaning with the people.
Ensures that the candidate who emerges enjoy the confidence of a greater number of electorates of which the members of a party that elect candidates are a part of.
Is generally more acceptable it engenders greater confidence in the candidates.
Scales down post-electoral rancor and squabbles of indirect primary and makes the control of a party fluid and more participatory.
Let whoever wants to serve Edo people start by going to all members of a party to ask for their approval.
Let all those who desire to fly the Edo APC flag offer themselves for the nod of all members of the party and not a select few.
Let those who want to contest under the Edo2020 APC primary seek the votes of all members of the party.
Let those opposed to DIRECT PRIMARY be made to know they are standing against a current they are weak to stop.
So there you have it – 10 Reasons Why Direct Primaries is Great for Edo 2020