The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday announced that fresh primary will be conducted to pick a replacement for Abubakar Audu, who died last Sunday.
Already, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier in the announced that supplementary election in the Polling Units where votes were canceled will now hold on December 5, 2015.
Rising from a meeting at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, National President, John Odigie-Oyegun, told newsmen that the decision to hold fresh primary was taken after the party received a letter from INEC to replace Audu.
Audu died on Sunday, a day after he won the governorship race even though the margin was not sufficient enough to declare him winner hence, the call for supplementary election by INEC as polls was declared inconclusive.
The INEC on Tuesday said APC would be allowed to field a replacement for late Audu for the completion of the election.