The Turaki Vanguard, a political support group for the presidential ambition of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has praised the national leaders of APC for endorsing modified direct primaries for producing the party’s presidential candidate.
The group, in a statement in Abuja, said with the endorsement of the modified direct primaries, the APC has now fully democratised and boosted its democratic credentials and credibility.
Describing the move as a victory for democracy, the Turaki Vanguard praised the APC leaders for responding to the aspirations and wishes of the people.
According to the Atiku political support group, internal democracy is essential to the entrenchment of democracy. It said the APC has set a standard, which all political parties should emulate.
It explained that this move would go a long way to reinforce people’s confidence in the APC as the alternative platform for better change in Nigeria.
The Turaki Vanguard said internal democracy is about respecting all diverse interests within a political party to ensure fairness and transparency, which are necessary conditions for unity, harmony and internal cohesion.
It, therefore, advised all Atiku supporters and other APC members to mobilize their support behind this democratic decision of the APC national leadership, adding that the measure would strengthen the opposition party and make it even stronger.