Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, Omo-Agege at the venue of the APC National Presidential Convention in Abuja, Omo-Agege, the Senator representing Delta State Central Senatorial District, commended the party’s leadership over success of the convention.
He said the ruling party chose to elect Buhari as its presidential candidate to show opposition party the challenges to face in 2019.
According to him, the number of votes polled by Buhari from delegates alone at the APC Convention was a message to opposition parties.
This is the first time this is happening. We decided to go by the option provided in the Electoral Act and our constitution to permit members to directly nominate Mr President at the wards.
”We did this to be able to show to Nigerians unlike in the past where a couple of delegates were doing the nominations.