Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC says one of the conditions for selecting a consensus is if no other aspirant signify interest (i.e. through purchase of nomination forms) for the position in question.
The Party said in a statement that its attention had been drawn to announcements of consensus candidates for elective positions in some States. Therefore it was important to enlighten Party members on the procedure for nominating candidates.
“While consensus is provided for by the Party’s Constitution, the option is conditional.
“Consensus does not foreclose Direct or Indirect Primaries for all elective positions as contained in the resolution of the 6th meeting of the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC)” the statement read.