Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) to Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola have explained that they threw their weights behind the decision of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in the state adopt direct primary because the process would enable inclusiveness and curb money politics.
They said direct primary would make it difficult for anyone to bribe all the delegates.
These aides made this known while addressing a press conference in Osogbo on Tuesday.
Their Chairman, Alhaji Bashir Lawal said the direct primary election is the best option stressing that the process would give every member of the party the opportunity to participate in the process.
The chairmanof the forum of SSAs argued that the direct primary election is constitutional and acceptable.
Lawal commended the decision of the National Working Committee of the ruling party in settling for the direct primary election for the Thursday primary.
He said, “as we all know, direct primary helps in throwing up a credible, suitable and popular choice. For a fact, indirect primary election negates the democratic credentials upon which a progressive party like ours thrives.”
“As a party determined to win the Governorship election on September 22nd, in the overall interest of continuing Governor Aregbesola’s good work in our dear state, embracing direct primary election will not only deepen our democratic value in line with our ‘Omoluabi’ ethos, it will also reduce the scourge of corruption which has eaten deep into the fabric of our society.”