By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti — The statement credited to the National Working Committee of the party that the botched primary will continue where it ended on Saturday, has provoked over 27 governorship aspirants of the party.
Reacting to the statement credited to the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi that the voting would continue from where it stopped last Saturday, the 27 aspirants affirmed that the process would have to start all over again as the votes cast on Saturday have been rendered invalid.
Among the aspirants who joined Oni in the protest were Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, Hon Bimbo Daramola, Senator Ayo Arise, Senator Gbenga Aluko, Kola Alabi, Muyiwa Olumilua, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Debo Ranti Ajayi, Dr. Bayo Orire.
Spokesperson of the aspirants, Dr. Yaya-Kolade, said: “The whole world could see how they smashed the ballot boxes and displayed it on swampy ground that day. The ballot papers were not counted, and we can’t vouch for its credibility any longer.
“By this act, the voting process had been violated, and we are requesting for a fresh and new primary. We also request for a new committee to conduct the primary because many of those in the panel are business associates of an aspirant. Some of them are incurably one-sided.”