- Senator Bola Tinubu has said that he has no special candidate for the Ekiti APC primary
- Tinubu remarked that he is rest assured that all the candidates deserve the chance to lead
- He urged members of the party in the state to maintain peace and orderliness throughout the polls
As aspirants sweat it out for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in the party’s primary election in Ekiti on Saturday, May 5, the party's national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu said in Lagos that he had no anointed candidate.
Tinubu on Saturday, May 5 spoke with newsmen in Ikeja as the APC held its ward congresses in Lagos. The winner of primary election will fly the party’s flag in the July 14 Ekiti governorship election, in which the APC is seeking to oust the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Tinubu stated: "I believe those in charge of the primary in Ekiti will do the right thing. I have put my own political gear in neutral. I have no anointed candidate. Everyone there aspiring and contesting are very dear members and they deserve the right to participate.
"About 33 of them in all, and we only need one seat for governorship. We have had leadership discussions. I like the fact that they showed up respectfully and committed to the peace and stability of the party in that state.
“We have responsible leadership around there. Sincerely, I had wanted to be in Ekiti but when you have this situation where Congress is holding the same time their primary is holding, charity begins at home; I must stay in Lagos to ensure that I help them.
"There are capable leaders over there that will see to the smooth exercise of the primaries in Ekiti."
Speaking on the ward congresses in Lagos, Tinubu urged party members to conduct themselves peacefully to help the country grow and progress democratically.
He also urged them report any complaint at the party headquarters, rather than take laws into their hands.
He said: "Until the various officials conducting the congresses write their reports, my own decision is to continue to appeal to the party to conduct themselves peacefully and comply with the rule of law.
"If they have any complaints, they should write to the party headquarters and just don’t take laws into their hands.
"I am proud of what is happening. I am very proud of the leadership. The leaders are for everybody; no biases, and they should move on peacefully and help the country to grow and progress democratically.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that one of the aspirants for the ticket of the APC in the governorship election in Ekiti, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, had disclosed some of his plans for the state, if he eventually becomes the state's next governor.
Ojudu spoke on the position of things in the state, adding that Governor Ayodele Fayose will not be a hindrance to his expected victory. The senator said that he is ready to battle for the love and approval of the Ekiti people.
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