- The All Progressives Congress has fixed Saturday, May 5 for its primaries governorship election in Ekiti state
- To that effect, the party inaugurated a five-man committee to conduct the election
- Nasarawa state governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is expected to lead the committee
Nasarawa state governor UmaruTanko Al-Makura is said to lead a five-man committee that was Wednesday, May 2, inaugurated by the All Progressives Congress over July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the committee is expected to conduct the governorship primaries that will produce its flagbearer ahead of the election fixed for Saturday, May 5.
NAIJ.com gathered that other members of the committee are, honourable Magaji Aliyu (Secretary); Duke Oshodin; Barr. Robert Okwuego and Tunde Balogun.
The party also constituted a three-man appeal committee with Ambassador Fati Balla as chairman.
National organising secretary of the party, Osita Izunaso said the APC was poised to win the Ekiti governorship election and charged the committee to ensure a transparent exercise.
Izunaso: “If we conduct a transparent primary, any aspirant that wins will surely become the next governor of Ekiti state.
“The party has no preferred candidate, there is no such thing in our lexicon. It does not exist. All aspirants are equal until after the election.”
On his part, governor Tanko Al-Makura assured the party that his team would be fair and diligent.
Al-Makura said: “We thank the Party for considering us worthy to carry out this very critical and important assignment at this point in time.
“As far as we are concerned, we consider this assignment as a family affair which has to be done in strict conformity with our Party’s guidelines and the constitution.
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“I wish to assure the National Working Committee that by the special Grace of God, we as members of the Ekiti governorship primary will do justice to this exercise.
“We will ensure free and fair election, conformity and adherence to all the guidelines so that by the time the exercise is over, the Party will become stronger and more cohesive. This will be the beginning of the assurance of our great party to reclaim the mandate in Ekiti state.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the number of governorship aspirants wishing to participate in May 5, 2018 APC primaries election in Ekiti state on Friday rose to 24, Daily Trust reports.
The latest aspirant who obtained the nomination and expression of interest forms is former executive secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Funds (PTDF), Oluwole Oluleye.
Oluwole, who is also a former Executive Secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), pledged to use the state’s agricultural potential to improve the well-being of its people if given the opportunity to get the APC ticket and win the July 14, 2018 governorship election.
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