Former Presidential Aspirant Dumps APC, Defects to Opposition Party ahead of Ekiti Governorship Election

Former Presidential Aspirant Dumps APC, Defects to Opposition Party ahead of Ekiti Governorship Election

  • The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost one of its members, Chief Reuben Famuyibo, to Accord Party in Ekiti state
  • Famuyibo said he will contest the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti state on the platform of his new party
  • The former APC chieftain alleged that the processes leading to the ruling party's primary have rigged to favour a certain aspirant

Ekiti state - Chief Reuben Famuyibo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dumped the ruling party for Accord Party.

He made this known to newsmen in Ekiti on Wednesday, January 19, Daily Trust reported.

Ekiti Governorship Election: Chief Reuben Famuyibo: Former Presidential Aspirant Dumps APC, Defects to Accord Party
Chief Reuben Famuyibo has dumped the APC to contest Ekiti governorship election on Accord Party's platform. Photo credits: Facebook/, Twitter/@Ekitiupdate
Source: UGC

Famuyibo, a former Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential aspirant said he will contest the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti state under the platform of his new party.

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He said his decision to dump the ruling APC and pursue his ambition in Accord was borne out of the desire of the people and stakeholders within and outside the state for him to be on the ballot.

Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through! gathers that the former APC governorship aspirant accused the leadership of the ruling party of not providing a level playing field for all aspirants which, he said, necessitated the call by his admirers and supporters to pursue his aspiration on another platform.

He said processes leading to the primary of the APC have been skewed in favour of the alleged anointed aspirant of the governor.

APC postpones Ekiti governorship primary election, announces new date

Meanwhile, the governorship primary election of the ruling APC in Ekiti state has been postponed. The exercise which was earlier slated for Saturday, January 22, will now take place on Saturday January 27.

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This was disclosed in the party’s official notice shared on Facebook by Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the national secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

In the revised timetable, the party also announced changes in dates for the submission of interest forms among other events. Forms for the gubernatorial position was fixed at N22.5million. The nomination form costs N20 million, while the expression of interest goes for N2.5 million.

Ekiti 2022: Fresh crisis rocks PDP as Oni, Olujimi reject congress, blame Fayose

In another related development, the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ekiti state lingers as the former governor of the state, Ayo Fayose, has been accused of hijacking the just concluded ad hoc delegate congress election.

Some members of the party under the umbrella of Ekiti Political Intervention Coalition(EPIC) have called on the National Working Committee to suspend Fayose for allegedly stage-managing the rigging of the ad hoc delegate congress and hijacking the process.

Delegates who will vote at the primary to elect the governorship candidate of the party for Ekiti governorship election were elected at the ad hoc congress.


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