Abraham Concedes Defeat, Drums Support For Akeredolu — Ondo APC Primary

Olusola Oke

About 23 aspirants under the APC filed out for the primary election which saw Rotimi Akeredolu emerging as the victor, polling 669 votes.

Okupe in a statement he posted on his Facebook wall said the former Lagos State Governor may be losing his political influence over the party in the southwest, following the loss of his preferred candidate in the election.

Abubakar noted that 24 aspirants earlier contested for the election with one, Paul Akintelure, officially withdrew his candidacy before the commencement of the election.

He called on his co-contestants to join him win the November 26, 2016 Governorship election.

He said: "Self-interest above collective interest in political contest is what is driving PDP into factionalisation at the state and national levels and this is what Nigerians have seen in the party that informed the rejection of PDP in all recent elections across the country". He said the APC had produced the best candidate for the election. Undoubtedly, we will produce the next governor of Ondo State.

Bola Fisayo, the Director-General of Mr. Olusola Oke Campaign Organization, who spoke to SaharaReporters in Akure, alleged that some authentic delegates were also disenfranchised during the poll.

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A governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo state, Jamiu Afolabi Ekungba, has reportedly described people of the state as bastards, saying he will never help an Ondo indegine going forward.

"This Ondo governorship election is not going to be an exception against the background of the ruins the party has brought on the nation during its 16 years maladministration of Nigeria".

It was gathered that Adedipe's resignation might not be unconnected with the emergence of the party's candidate, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, last Saturday.

The shootings led to panic at the venue of the primary election, with aspirants, delegates and journalists fleeing the scene.

"So, some part of the delegate lists given to the aspirants was totally different from the main lists in the hands of the officials that handle the process of the exercise".

He alleged further that about 110 names belonging to his camp were removed from both Ondo East and West Local Governments while their names were replaced with non-executive members of the party. I can confirm to you that 80 per cent of those that cast their votes for Abraham came from Oke's camp. A total of 2,774 voters were accredited for the election.

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