Politics

April 20, 2024

Ondo APC Primary: 171,922 accredited members to vote, says committee

Ondo APC Primary: 171,922 accredited members to vote, says committee

The committee to supervise the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ondo State said on Friday that a total of 171,922 accredited members would vote on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the primary is scheduled to hold in 203 wards in 18 local government areas, with 16 aspirants, including the governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, contesting.

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, the secretary of the seven-man committee, stated this after its meeting with stakeholders and aspirants on Friday night in Akure.

He said that none of the aspirants had, before the exercise, withdrawn or stepped down for another candidate.

The secretary said that the committee was ready to conduct the primary using the direct mode in all 203 wards across the state.

He appealed to the aspirants to caution their supporters to allow the peaceful conduct of the primary for the progress of the party.

Omo-Agege assured of the committee’s resolve to strictly follow the guidelines and constitution of the party and conduct a transparent, fair, and credible election.

He said that the committee would collaborate with the security agencies in the state to forestall breakdowns of law and order before, during, and after the primary.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee is headed by Gov. Usman Ododo of Kogi.