The leadership of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has said that it will not impose candidates for any elective position in the 2019 elections.
It said the guidelines of the party are clear about how candidates emerge for elections.
Disowning the rumoured governorship primary allegedly fixed for Friday at the Liberty Stadium, the party in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Comrade Adedapo Ademola, said those meeting with some leaders without the consent of the state chairman and state working committee of the party do so at their own risk.
The statement said: “The party, from the beginning, has said that it will choose its candidates for all elective positions through primaries. We believe that this is necessary in view of what led us out of our party into our great party.
“We all came together to make this party the darling of the people of the state. We were all victims of imposition and other anti-democratic principles in our former parties. If we left our parties because of this, we should not indulge in such in this new party if we really want to make good showing in the 2019 election.
“We believe that if anybody would lose, it should be done in a democratic way. And everybody will be happy for it. We, the executives of this party, are not aware of any adoption of planned primaries. Our party is about to complete screening exercise and would announce dates for primaries.”
The party, however, allayed the fears of the teeming party members, noting that it would use the best democratic method to choose its candidates.