Ondo 2020: Oke threatens court action as APC insists on indirect primary

Ondo 2020: Oke threatens court action as APC insists on indirect primary

- APC is not yet over its crisis despite heightened reconciliation moves

- Olusola Oke has vowed to drag APC to court should the ruling party adopt indirect mode for its shadow poll

- Oke, who is a senior lawyer, also said he will not boycott the primary election scheduled to hold on Monday

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Another crisis is brewing in All Progressives Congress (APC) after one of the aspirants vying for the party's guber ticket, Olusola Oke, vowed to head to court should indirect mode be adopted for the primary.

Ondo governorship election scheduled to hold in the latter phase of 2020 with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu joining the race again alongside notable faces.

As aspirants continue to outplay one another, Oke, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), raised an eyebrow against the indirect mode APC wants to adopt for the shadow poll.

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Oke said the APC primary slated for Monday, July 20, will be contested against in the court if Governor Yahaya Bello-led electoral committee continues with the indirect primary.

Ondo 2020: Oke threatens court action as APC insists on indirect primary

Olusola Oke has vowed to drag APC to court should the ruling party adopt primary mode for its shadow poll. Credit: The Nation.
Source: UGC

The indirect primary is a process where delegates are selected to votes during a party convention in order to pick the party's candidates.

Foreseeing a possible defeat, Oke said he will not boycott the election so that he will have locus standi to challenge the outcome of the primary.

"I don’t boycott any election. It is not in my character and is not advisable. Under the electoral law, if you boycott or you don’t participate, you cannot challenge.

“The major issue is the mode of the primary. We told them not to breach the APC constitution. It is left for the party to do the correct thing and not do imposition or the members will react accordingly," Oke said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that aspirants vying for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket have accused the Ondo state deputy governor Agboola Ajayi of doctoring delegates' list to be used for the party's primary election.

Agboola faces tough hurdles to secure the PDP ticket after pulling out of the APC in what climaxed the feud between him and his estranged principal, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

With just seven days to the shadow poll of the main opposition party, some aspirants accused Ajayi of injecting the delegates' list with 101 fake names.

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