APC governorship aspirants, chieftain decry conduct of Ondo primary election

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants in Saturday’s primary election in Ondo State, have decried the conduct of the exercise.

In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Okitipupa and Ilutitun, the aspirants said that inadequate preparation marred the election, which did not hold in some wards.

NAN reports that 171,922 accredited members of the party in 203 wards in the state were expected to elect one of the 16 aspirants jostling to be the party’s candidate in the Nov. 16, governorship election.

Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo state is one of the 16 aspirants jostling to get the ticket to be party’s flag bearer in the upcoming election.

One of the aspirants, Chief Ife Oyedele, said that the election process was marred by pockets of violence at some voting centres across the state.

Oyedele, who spoke with NAN in Okitipupa, said that violence recorded during the primary was worrisome and a shame to the party.

“I am surprised at the process. The APC is supposed to set example for other parties, but look at what happened. This is totally condemnable,” Oyedele said.

Also, Princess Oladuni Odu, a chieftain of APC, condemned the election process over the violence recorded and late arrival of election materials and officials in some wards.

Odu, the immediate past Secretary to the State Government, also chided the lackadaisical behaviour of some officials superintending the election in some wards.

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