The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State on Friday urged its supporters to ignore rumours making the rounds that it had already selected officials for the various wards in the state.
The state Interim Chairman of APC, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed made the call at a news briefing in Kaduna.
He said there was no iota of truth in the rumour that the 17-member congress committee set up to conduct the ward congress had since anointed those to be presented to members for ratification on Saturday.
“Party members should ignore the rumours that the committee or any of its members, has directed that positions should be shared or a specific person must emerge as consensus candidate”, he said.
Baba-Ahmed explained that all members of the party are eligible to contest for any position during the congress in line with the party’s constitution and guideline.
The chairman said even where a consensus candidate emerges, the person must be endorsed by the party members at the ward.
He said: “In an event that there is no consensus, election will hold. For the avoidance of doubt, the committee is not compiling any list of anointed candidates”.
Baba-Ahmed assured all those eyeing various positions in the party that the election would be “safe, secure and transparent”.
He also urged all the party members to be orderly, law abiding and shun any conduct capable of threatening the peaceful conduct of the congresses.