By Peter Duru

MAKURDI—The Benue State Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Abba Yaro, yesterday, said he was optimistic that APC would win the forthcoming June 3 local government elections in the state.

He said the leadership of the party is working hard to realise the target by ensuring a level-playing field for all aspirants.

The Chairman, who spoke against the backdrop of perceived discontent by party members over the selection of candidates for the election, said APC was taking necessary steps to stem any form of bickering ahead of the election.

He said: “We are preparing for the June Local Government elections and our party is working very hard to ensure that we record a clean sweep of the polls.

“Though we hear that some members of our party are alleging impositions of candidates in some of councils, I want to say for the umpteenth time that there won’t be any form of imposition.

“The governor will not do that. I, as state chairman will not and cannot impose any candidate on the people.

“If any local government does not reach a consensus on a candidate, the candidates will head to the primaries. That is the position of APC, because we do not want crisis.”



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