Akure - Ahead of the August 27 primaries of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo state, 24 of the 25 aspirants have kicked against a surreptitious plan by the party’s National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to impose a candidate on the party, reports New Telegraph.
Tinubu is allegedly planning to impose Segun Abraham on the party as its governorship candidate in the state.
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The aspirants said such imposition by Tinubu was wrong as it would disrupt the normal democratic process of electing candidate for the party for the November 26 governorship election.
Speaking on behalf of the aspirants, Dr. Tunji Abayomi stated tha Tinubu had summoned party leaders in the state to Lagos some few days ago and directed them to work for Abraham and his emergence as the party's candidate.
Abayomi noted that they would resist the National Leader’s plan as it was not acceptable to the majority of the aspirants.
The aggrieved aspirants are Ajayi Borrofice, Olusola Oke, Rotimi Akeredolu, Tayo Alasoadura, Jumoke Anifowose, Gboye Oyewumi, Bode Ayorinde, Olabimtan Victor and Paul Akintelure.
Others are Jamiu Ekungba, Ademola Adegoroye, Akinwale Akingbade, Apata Awodeyi, Akinrinsola Odunayo,, Derin Adesida,, Tunji Abayomi, Bukola Adetula, Niyi Adegbonmire, Foluso Adeyemi, Ayo Akinyelure, Dele Alade, Akinola Olayinka, Tunji Light Ariyomi and Moyosola Niran Oladunni.
The screening of aspirants will be conducted in Abuja from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 August, 2016 reports News 24.
The primary election proper will hold Saturday August, 27, 2016 and election appeal will hold from Monday, August 29 to Thursday September, 1, 2016.
- News 24