By Gbenga Olarinoye
ONE of the 17 governorship aspirants contesting today’s APC primary, Barrister Kunle Adegoke “K-Rad,” has alleged a conspiracy to impose Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola as the party’s candidate.
He vowed to fight the process which he described as “a game without rules,” saying the actions of the party could be an “advance notice of imminent chaos.”
Adegoke who spoke at a press conference in Osogbo, said the argument of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the APC on the use of direct primary even if sound, was dogged by constitutional, legal, political and moral challenges. The challenges he said, had exposed the leadership of the party as being less law-abiding than expected.
According to Adegoke, “it is certain that INEC cannot mobilise at least 332 personnel to monitor the direct primary election in the 332 wards in the state.
“If the election would be conducted through and supervised by the compromised officials of government, who are already prominent campaigners of the state-anointed aspirant, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, then, military dictatorship cannot be less democratic as the determination of the present government in determining its successor is more than glaring.
“Less than 24 hours to the novel direct primary election, no guideline has been issued by the National Working Committee with the approval of the National Executive Committee to guide all aspirants and voters. It is clear that there are no rules in the form of guidelines to even govern the election. It is a game without rules, which is an advance notice of imminent chaos.”
He said the APC has no credible membership register, and no such register has been publicly displayed or shown to any of the 17 aspirants less than 24 hours to the primary.