APC appeal committee recommends cancelation of Ondo governorship primary
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 20, 2016
The All Progressives Congress appeal committee set up for the Ondo state governorship primary election has called for the cancelation of the election that produced Rotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate. It recommends that a rerun primary be held immediately to beat the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The committee directed the party leadership to come up with a properly harmonized list acceptable to all contenders should be compiled, adding that the delegates’ list should be released, not on the eve of the primary, but much earlier to give sufficient time for the take-off of elections and avoid being used in favour of any aspirant.
Faulting the accreditation process of the previous primaries, the panel said the confession of non-delegates on the television that they were hired from the streets to rig for a particular candidate cast doubt on the credibility of the process.
The panel suggests that the party’s national leadership should revert to the earlier delegates’ list, distributed to aspirants in Abuja shortly before the controversial primary, which was conducted at the Dome, Akure, the state capital on third of this month.