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By Chris Ochayi

ABUJA: The All Progressives Congress Youth Coalition, APCYC, has said the direct primary bill will greatly assist in bringing the desired sanity and the level playing grounds for fielding of candidates for elections on the party platforms.

The youth group in the statement issued by its National Coordinator, Solomon Attegh, in Abuja noted that it was determined to ensure that the Political process leading to selection of is sanitized to allow the people chose their leaders.

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Though the bill has been passed by the Senator, the youth body has resolved to set machinery in motion to monitor the progress of the bill in the House of Representatives to ensure it receives a quick and smooth concurrence in the lower Chamber.

The group, however warned some state Governors it alleged working round the clock to thwart the passage of the bill at the House of Representatives to have a rethink because Nigerians are watching them, and ready to resist with all their might.

The statement reads; “A historic event that will clean up the Nigerian Political space of the influence of Political god- fathers has been initiated by the National Assembly.

“The bill for the institutionalization of direct primary for the selection of candidates for elective positions across party lines, is a huge land mark achievement by the National Assembly in the process of ensuring free and fair process of elections in the country.

“We are happy to identify with the National Assembly on this historic move and will do everything possible to ensure that once passed, the bill is signed into law before the APC National Convention takes place.

“The Youths Coalition, as part of its moves to mobilize support for this bill has engaged the National Assembly in discussion over the need to speed up the passage of this all important bill, as doing so, will greatly assist in bringing about the much desired sanity and the level playing grounds for inclusive participation in the processes of fielding candidates for elections on the party platforms.

“With this development, the APC Youths Coalition, wishes to express it’s delight and total support for the bill, and urge all Nigerians to also do same.

“In the main time, we have set up machinery in motion to monitor the progress of the bill in the House of Representatives, having already been passed by the Senate, in order to ensure that it receives a quick and smooth concurrence in the lower Chamber.

“The APC Youth Coalition, would however like to advise the state governors that have been trying to frustrate the passage of the bill in the House of representatives to note that Nigerians are watching them, and ready to resist with all their might, any attempt to prevent the bill from seeing the light of day.

“As a political group and stakeholders in the Nigerian project, our members are determined to ensure that the Political process is sanitized to allow the people chose their leaders, and do away with imposition of unpopular persons on them.

“We also call upon Mr President to encourage the quick passage of this bill which will greatly compliment his commitments to ensuring free, and transparent election process for the country.”

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