By Gabriel Enogholase

APC governorship Barrister Casely Omon- Irabor has accused the national leadership of having a secret plan to manipulate the primary to favour the aspirant allegedly being backed by the outgoing governor.

Addressing pressmen in Benin yesterday, the aspirant also accused the Prince Olagunsoye Oyinola peace panel sent to the state of being in cahoots with the national officers to achieve the ambition.

Omon- Irabor, who described the APC as a party of strange bed fellows who would, “neither sleep nor allow their neighbours to sleep”.

“It started as a rumour, and before we knew it, there was a recruitment of a surrogate aspirant by the incumbent. I and four others met and sent a protest letter to the National Executive Committee of our great party; we were subsequently summoned to Abuja, but the anointed Prince was not in attendance

Omon- Irabor said it was most embarrassing that local government chairmen, members of the State House of Assembly, Commissioners among others have been coerced into coughing out money to induce the delegates, adding, “they shamelessly accompanied their ‘baby’  to Abuja to submit his ‘JAMB’ (nomination forms.”)

“We have resolved with whatever legal or extra-legal means available to us to resist and stop this rape on democracy,” he said.

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