- The outcome of the Ondo APC primary election has been challenged
- One of the aspirants, Adojutelegan, filed a petition challenging the outcome of the election which produced Akeredolu as the winner
- The aspirant claimed the exercise fell short of the party’s constitution, guidelines, rules and regulations
A governorship aspirant in the just concluded primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Nathaniel Adojutelegan, has filed a petition against the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Rotimi Akeredolu.
The Nation reports that the petitioner appeared before the nine-man appeal committee led by Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja.
Legit.ng gathers that the aspirant is challenging the outcome of the election which produced Akeredolu as the winner.
Adojutelegan alleged the primary fell short of the party’s constitution, guidelines, rules and regulations of the APC and electoral laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In a related development, Olusola Oke, another governorship aspirant of the APC in Ondo has alleged that the APC primary in Ondo state was slanted to favour Governor Akeredolu.
He made the allegation after a meeting with members of his campaign organisation.
Oke urged the Ondo state governor to reconcile all aggrieved members of the party.
He said he and his supporters are ready to participate in any reconciliation efforts genuinely undertaken by the leadership of the party.
The aspirant also noted that the APC needs to be united to record a landslide victory against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo governorship election.
Oke said he expects all reconciliation efforts to be agreed on within the next seven days. He disclosed that his support base would not do anything to harm the interest of the party in the coming election unless it is unavoidable.
Meanwhile, Governor Akeredolu has reacted to his victory at the governorship primary. The Ondo state governor promised to commence the process of reconciliation to heal all perceived wounds in the party in the state.
The Ondo state governorship election has been scheduled for October 1, by Nigeria's electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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