All the aspirants seeking to vie for the office of the president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have signed a binding agreement with the leadership not to decamp to another political party on account of failing to secure the party’s ticket during its primary.
Also by the agreement, the aspirants have accepted to abide by the rules and regulations of the party as it affects the conduct of the presidential primary.
The extraction of the written agreement from the aspirants came just as the party said it would go ahead to hold the December 10 presidential convention/primary in Lagos despite the protests registered by two aspirants – Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and his Imo counterpart Rochas Okorocha.
However, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar endorsed the choice of venue, saying he whole-heartedly welcomes the choice of Lagos for the presidential primary of the APC scheduled for next week.
Speaking while presenting screening certificates to the aspirants at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, Chairman of the Screening Panel, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said all the aspirants had signed an undertaking to remain in the party whether they win the ticket or not and to also collapse their campaign structures in support of the person that emerges as the presidential candidate of the party.
“We told you before the screening that we want the aspirants to sign a letter of commitment to the party.
I am happy to inform you that all the five aspirants were very happy to sign the letters of commitment and that commitment is principally to assure the party that there is none of them that is running for himself,” he said.
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