-A son-in-law to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been disqualified as APC agent in the next gubernatorial primary in Ekiti state
- The party has declared Saturday, May 12, for its rescheduled primary in the state
- One of the aspirants and presidential aide, Babafemi Ojudu, had earlier withdrawn from the race, alleging compromise by the party's NWC
Oyetunde Ojo, the son-in-law to the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), is among those barred from serving as agents in the rescheduled governorship primary election in Ekiti state.
Leadership reports that Ojo was a former member of the house of representatives.
Legit.ng gathered that the primary election was disrupted when it first held on Saturday, May 5.
Some delegates and agents of aspirants had alleged that the exercise was fraudulent.
Ojo and six others were identified by the national body of the party as those who disrupted the exercise which took place at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti.
“All identified unruly agents that participated in the suspended primary election of 5th May 2018 are disqualified from participating in the rescheduled primary as agents,” Bolaji Abdullahi, the party spokesperson, said in a press conference.
“Accordingly, the following individuals are hereby disqualified from participating as agents or partaking in the rescheduled primary in whatever capacity; Ayodeji Omowaye, Rotimi Faleye, Kayode Afolabi, Oladele Ademola Samuel, Oyetunde Ojo, Akintade Olayisade and Temitope Adewumi.”
For the fresh primary election fixed for Saturday, May 12, Abdullahi said agents’ tags must bear the names of the aspirants they represent.
“All aspirants would be held vicariously liable for the conduct of their agents,” he said.
Party members in Ado-Ekiti told TheCable that Ojo was one of the agents representing Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti and one of the aspirants.
He is married to Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, the iyaloja of Lagos.
He represented Ekiti west, Ijero and Efon federal constituency at the house of representatives.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that one of the aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ekiti state, Babafemi Ojudu, has withdrawn from the trace.
It was reported that Ojudu, an adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters announced his withdrawal during a press conference on Thursday, May 10, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
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