Breaking: Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti over adoption of indirect primary

Breaking: Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti over adoption of indirect primary

Protesters on Tuesday, October 2, stormed the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.

Channels TV reports that the protesters were condemning the last minute adoption of the indirect system for the National Assembly primaries.

Legit.ng gathered that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party had earlier adopted direct primary for the National Assembly primaries in the state.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in the run up to the 2019 general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for the 26 seats of the Ekiti state House of Assembly emerged on Tuesday, September 25, through consensus.

Breaking: Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti over adoption of indirect primary

Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti over adoption of indirect primary
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It was reported that the list included four women and 22 men. The candidates are to be formally affirmed by party delegates at the House of Assembly primary scheduled for Tuesday, October 2.

NAN reported that the APC constitution allows for emergence of consensus candidates. A source within the party revealed that loyalty, commitment to party principles and pedigree of the candidates played major roles in their adoption.

The candidates include former majority leader, Funminiyi Afuye (Ikere 1) and current minority leader, Gboyega Aribisogan (Ikole 1) who has been given the ticket to seek a re-election. Aribisogan, recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC after falling out with Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Breaking: Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti over adoption of indirect primary

Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti over adoption of indirect primary
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The four women include former the special adviser to Fayemi on revenue matters, Bunmi Adelugba (Emure) and former special assistant to Wife of Governor, Yemisi Ayokunle (Ekiti southwest 1). Others are former special assistant to Fayemi’s late deputy Governor, Kemi Balogun (Ado 2) and former personal assistant to deputy governor, Princess Teju Okuyiga (Gbonyin).

However, the male candidates also included former senior special assistant to the governor on research and documentation, Hakeem Jamiu (Irepodun/Ifelodun 2); and former permanent secretary, Government House and protocol, Akin Oso (Ido/Osi 2).

Breaking: Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti over adoption of indirect primary

Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti over adoption of indirect primary
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The list also has former chairman, Ekiti east local government, Lateef Akanle (Ekiti east 2) and former caretaker chairman, Ekiti west local government, Tajudeen Akingbolu (Ekiti west 1).

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Also on the list are Oluwatoyin Lucas (Ado 1), Babatunde Lawrence (Ikere 2), Reuben Awoyemi (Oye 1), Yemi Osuntuyi (Oye 2),Adeoye Aribasoye (Ikole 2), Abiodun Fawekun (Ido/Osi 1) and Adejuwa Adegbuyi (Ekiti east 2). Others Johnson Adeoye (Ekiti West 2), Mr Olatunji (Ekiti southwest 2), Adeyemi Ajibade (Moba 1), Michael Arubu (Moba 2), Dele Ajayi (Ise/Orun), Tope Ogunleye (Ilejemeje), Ademola Ojo (Ijero) and Femi Akindele (Irepodun/Ifelodun 2).

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Source: Legit.ng

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