Ondo Election : Aggrieved aspirants plan to dump APC

Ondo Election : Aggrieved aspirants plan to dump APC

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Posted by bigboluet (M) » 06 Sep,2016

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A Few days after the primary of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, some governorship aspirants who were not satisfied with the result of the primary have concluded plans to dump the APC for other political parties.

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu won the primary of the party held in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Saturday.

Investigations revealed that some of the aggrieved aspirants had been discussing with some less-popular parties in the state to get automatic ticket of becoming their governorship candidates for the forthcoming election.



Some of the parties with governorship candidates are, the All Progressives Congress, Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party, Citizen Popular Party, Social Democratic Party and Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, while others parties are yet to conduct primaries.

It was reliably gathered that some of these parties without governorship candidates have written letters to some of the losers of the APC primary to join their parties and be their flag bearers in the governorship election.

An APC leader who did not want his name mentioned confirmed to our correspondent that some of the aggrieved APC aspirants were ready to leave the party so as to become governorship candidates of other parties.

He said, ” Some of the aspirants have already made up their minds to go away because they lost the primary. We wish them good luck. Let them go and try their strength in other parties.

“This is not the first time such a thing will be happening in Ondo State politics. The incumbent governor, Mimiko did it in 2007 and he won the election, so if they know they too can win the election, let them go and try their luck in other parties.”

However, the Publicity Secretary of the APC, Abayomi Adesanya, said there was no plan by any member of the party to defect.

He said all the aspirants had expressed their readiness to work with the winner of the primary, Akeredolu, to ensure the APC took over from the ruling PDP in 2017.

He said, “I don’t think that is true, no aspirant has that plan as far as I know in this party. After the primary on Saturday all aspirants have congratulated Akeredolu, which is a sign of acceptability of the result of the primary.

“The aspirants have promised to work with him. Together we are going to work to ensure we defeat the PDP in the forthcoming governorship  election.”

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