Oyo 2019: Akala Group roots for Direct Primaries


A group loyal to the former governor of Oyo state, Otunba Alao Akala has weighed in on the raging debate in the ruling All Progressives Congress APC as to which voting method to adopt during the forthcoming congresses and primaries of the party.

The Akala Support Group said although it was fully prepared for the options of direct or indirect primaries, its main preference is for the former because it involves the people.
Speaking shortly after picking governorship nomination and expression of interest forms for Otunba Akala, leader of the group, Chief Wale Ohu said; “Whichever the party settles for is okay by us, but we know that direct primaries is the best for the party because whatever it takes, it gives an average party member the opportunity to have a say in who flies the tickets of the party at every level. It is commonsense that in a democratic system like this, you should have direct primaries because it gives opportunity to almost everybody. I think it is the best option that one can think of. But be that as it may, what ever we agree in Oyo state, that is what we shall do”.