Maiduguri: The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Borno State had on Wednesday flagged off congresses to elect delegates ahead of the party’s primaries for the states and National Assemblies seats as well as Governorship and presidential elections.
The Congress which produces the Local Governments, State and National delegates are to elect their choices of candidates ahead of the 2023 elections.
Governor Babagana Zulum led in flagging-off congresses when he visited his home town Mafa, 45km away from Maiduguri, where he joined other party stakeholders in affirming the lists of the approved delegates.
Chairman of the APC in Borno State, Ali Bukar Dalori said the congresses would be taking place simultaneously across the state.
Chairman of the APC National Committee on the congresses in Borno State, Professor Jones Ode Erue, presided over the election of 13 delegates in Mafa as part of the flag-off.
Erue declared that his committee had set up “resident sub-committees for all the 27 Local Government Areas.”
The Borno State Women Leader of the APC, who is also a member of the sub-committee, Kak3nna Monguno announced that the 13 delegates emerged through “consensus.”
The 13 delegates were later affirmed by unanimous voice vote after Professor Erue had ensured that there was no objection on the list of delegates.
The Five Local Government delegates, five State delegates and the three National delegates were elected to represent Mafa Local Government Area in all primaries (State Assembly, National Assembly, Governorship and the Presidential primary in Abuja).
The officials of the Independent National Election (INEC) supervised the exercise and certified it as “a credible electoral process.”
Governor Zulum commended the National Committee “for the good work” and congratulated the delegates for their new roles in the