April 17, 2024

Ondo 2024: APC leaders cry to Tinubu over non compliance with primary guidelines



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—- We’re in good conscience,  prepared  for election

By Dayo Johnson, Akure

Leaders of the All Progressive Congress in Ondo state under the auspices of Vanguard for Good Governance, have cried out to President Bola Tinubu, over the non compliance with the party’s guidelines in conducting primary election.

Their spokesperson, Evangelist Tade Ojo, said in a statement in Akure, that “the non compliance, would scuttle the smooth conduct of the primary election on Saturday.

The party has fixed the governorship primary election for this Saturday.

16 aspirants have been screened to contest in the indirect mode of primary adopted by the national leadership of the party.

Ojo, said in the statement that “we are constrained to, once again, use this opportunity to call your attention, those of our state and national leaderships, as well as that of the good people of Ondo State and Nigeria, to the abysmal and undemocratic manner the Congress Committee handled the exercise.

” In the desperation to align with the dreadful conquering desire and propensities of the governor, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, the members of the Committee did not only absent at the venues of the Congress across the state, they arbitrarily allocated figures in their hideout, as a summation of the heavy commercialisation of the orchestrated and negatively-skewed exercise. 

“The committee members across the state employed two different sets of result sheets – one by the local government Congress Committee and another by the State Congress Committee. 

The group said that “The parlous execution of this sensitive and sacrosanct exercise further manifested in the refusal to appoint or use designated Ward election officers, among others.

“It was particularly disheartening that members of the party that bought the expression of intent forms to contest as delegates were disregarded and left forlorn, just because of the unbridled political cannibalisation of some APC members and leaders, who felt they were establishing the foundation to rig the primary election of the APC, coming up on Saturday. 

“These manipulators must know and note that we shall not rest on our oais in the preservation of our common good.

“It is pertinent that the leadership of the APC in Ondo State and national, particularly President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, call these merchants to order before they plung the party and the state to avoidable crisis

“In the coming days, we shall continue to engage with the public on how things stand in the APC in the State, as the project of a better Ondo State is beyond the fulfilment of individual ambitions. 

Reacting, the Director of information, Lucky Aiyedatiwa campaign Organisation, Kayode Fasua, said that “The process for the conduct of the primary election in the State was laid bare by the party. 

Fasua noted that “If there are areas needing clarification,  they should approach the party.

He said that “As for us, we are, in good conscience,  prepared for the primary election.