The All Progressives Congress says it has sent membership registers to the state chapters of the party ahead of the governorship primary elections holding on Sunday .
The party’ s National Publicity Secretary , Yekini Nabena , said this in Abuja on Friday.
This came just as the National Chairman of the APC , Adams Oshiomhole, said that the party was still expecting the results of the presidential direct primary election which held across Nigeria on Friday.
He said this in response to a question from reporters about the exercise at a press conference in Abuja , on Friday.
Oshiomhole said , unlike the former ruling party-the Peoples Democratic Party which claimed it collected two million signatures from people it could not verify , the APC decided to do the proper thing by asking it’ s close to 16 million members to vote.
He said , “ The process entails collating the results from ward levels to local council and then state level, to know how many persons participated in the primary election . These are well thought out ideal meant to return the country to democratic ideals . ”
According to Oshiomhole, the party has close to 16 million members but that he was not in a position to say how many would vote because states were adopting the indirect and the direct modes of primary depending on their peculiarities .
He also asked a rhetorical question, “ Have we had up to fifty per cent of registered voters in this country voting in an election ?”
Members of the APC are expected to come out in their numbers to elect governorship candidates to contest the 2019 elections on Sunday .
Nabena said the party’ s national chairman had handed over the party register to each of the state chairmen and that membership cards had also been dispatched .
He said , “ Our National Chairman , Comrade Adams Oshiomhole handed over the registers to state chairmen a few days ago . The cards have also been dispatched . We are expecting a hitch -free exercise.