When asked, if President Muhammadu Buhari would get Automatic Ticket for the 2019 Presidential election from the party, Abdullahi said APC does not give Automatic Ticket to its candidates.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Political Party has declared that there would be nothing like Automatic ticket for any candidate that has interest in the 2019 general elections.
According to the Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in an interview in Abuja on Thursday, the Party has its abiding rules in making nominations.
When asked, if President Muhammadu Buhari would get Automatic Ticket for the 2019 Presidential election from the party, Abdullahi said that APC does not give Automatic Ticket to candidates.
He said: “What I can assure you is that APC will abide by the Party’s Constitution on such matters and our constitution does not provide for automatic ticket, our constitution does not provide for the right for first refusal. So, our party will abide by the constitution.
We have looked at what our President has done and as a party we are happy with his achievements; if he comes up today to say he wants to contest, we will support him but to begin to throw things like automatic ticket, right of first refusal, they don’t exist in our constitution.”
He further explained that the President had not even showed interest for the Presidential seat, come 2019.
Subsequently, Chairman of the APC Governors Forum and Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha noted that all candidates of the party, seeking for any position in the upcoming general elections must follow the due processes arraigned by the party.
Okorocha also mentioned that though the President is qualified for re-run, but due process must be followed in the APC platform.