By Omezia Ajayi
The Amb. Fati Balla-chaired All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti State Governorship Primary Election Appeal Committee on Tuesday submitted its report to the Party’s national leadership declaring that no petition was received on the Primary Election conducted in the Ekiti State Capital, Ado-Ekiti last Saturday.
APC National Organising Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso received the report on behalf of the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Balla said the three-member Appeal Committee which was inaugurated on May 2, sat for three days after last Saturday’s Primary Election. The appeal committee had: Capt. Bala Jibrin (Secretary) and Mrs. Lilian Obenwa as member.
“In the three days that we (committee) have sat, we did not receive a single petition, either in the form of writing, telephone call or a text message, which means there has been no petition after the Primary Election in Ekiti State. We have come before you this afternoon to submit a report. Since there is no petition from Ekiti State, therefore the committee has wound up this afternoon.” The Chairman of the Appeal Committee stated.
Speaking after receiving the Appeal Committee report, the APC National Organising Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso thanked the committee for undertaking the assignment on behalf of the Party.
Izunaso said all efforts were currently geared towards winning the July 14 Ekiti Governorship Election. He disclosed that the Party’s National Campaign Committee for the Ekiti Governorship Election would soon be set up.
He charged voters in Ekiti State to come out en masse to reclaim their stolen mandate by voting for the Party’s Governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, come July.
Izunaso said: “We are glad that you have finished your assignment after sitting for three days and there is no petition from any aspirant, both orally and in writing. We are also glad that the Ekiti Primary Election has taken place and that the aspirants are working together to ensure that we win the governorship election in Ekiti state.