Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said direct primaries would bring about more accountability and adequate representation.
Gbajabiamila who stated this while explaining why he pushed for direct primaries as the only method through which political parties should elect candidates to stand for elections, added that
political office holders would not be restricted to pleasing a group of people selected as delegates, but work for the interest of the generality of party members, and by extension, the electorate.
In addition, he said he has observed that many Nigerians, especially the youth, were desirous to participate fully in the election of those that would represent them, right from the grassroots level, hence the need to resolve to champion direct primaries.
Gbajabiamila who stated this while hosting a delegation of the Nigerian youth on a thank-you visit for his role on direct primaries, led by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, also said he preferred a situation where the political space was opened for all, including the youth.