- The APC national chairman, John Oyegun, said reports that the APC has endorsed a candidate for the July 2018 election in Ekiti is false
- Oyegun also debunked claims that the minister of mines and steel, Kayode Fayemi, visited President Muhammadu Buhari for an endorsement
- According to him, the APC is a democratic party, and it is impossible to impose a candidate against the will of the party delegates who are entitled to their votes
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, has said that no candidate has been endorsed for the governorship election in Ekiti state by the party.
Oyegun who was represented by his political aide, Soni Idahagbon said reports that the APC has endorsed a candidate for the July 2018 election in Ekiti is false.
The APC leader also debunked claims that the minister of mines and steel, Kayode Fayemi, had visited President Muhammadu Buhari for an endorsement.
"Fayemi is a minister in the president’s cabinet and a former governor of Ekiti State; and Adebayo is also a former governor of the state. They could have gone to discuss development issues pertaining to the state.
“The APC is a democratic party, we are not dictatorial or nocturnal in all our dealings. When you talk of a consensus candidate, you talk of the common decision of all the contestants to pick on one person, not that any leader will come and impose a candidate against the will of the party delegates who are entitled to their votes.
“If I didn’t impose a candidate in my state, Edo, and in other states where primary elections had been conducted by our party; if the president had not imposed anybody in those states, why should we do such in Ekiti?" Oyegun asked.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that all the candidates of the APC, who contested Saturday, January 28, local government elections, were declared winners by the Osun Independent Electoral Commission.
While announcing the results in Osogbo, the chairman of the commission, Segun Oladitan, said the ruling party’s candidates were returned in all the 389 seats contested on Saturday, January 28.
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