The All Progressives Congress (APC) has explained that it may retain the consensus option for the election of party officials at all levels in the forthcoming congresses to reduce possible acrimony.
According to Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), “For us, we have to take into consideration the need to accommodate everyone because APC is a party for all Nigerians.
“We are encouraging states to adopt the consensus arrangement because it saves costs and reduces acrimony.
“That is why when you look at Article 20 of our Constitution which talks about elections, the first thing there is for members to try reaching consensus,” he said.
Akpanudoedehe, however, noted that when the consensus option failed, party members could then cast ballots, but efforts would be geared towards frustrating opposition from sponsoring people to cause confusion within its fold.