- Segun Oni has urged the APC to probe the Tanko Al-Makura-led committee
- The former governor accused the committee of compromising its responsibility during the Ekiti APC primaries
- According to Oni, the action of the committee led to the disruption of the state party primaries
A former governor of Ekiti state, Segun Oni, has called for the probe of the Tanko Al-Makura-led committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oni alleged that the committee compromised in the Saturday, May 5, primary election which they supervised in the state, Premium Times reports.
He urged the national working committee of the party to probe the action of the supervision which led to the disruption of the APC primaries in the state.
Oni who is also one of the 33 aspirants of the APC seeking ticket for the governorship election slated for July 14 through his campaign organisation said some lapses were observed in the conduct of the exercise.
In a statement by the director general of the organisation , Ife Arowosoge, the former governor said: “It was alleged that the nomination of the secretary to the committee was influenced by his close relationship with one of the aspirants.
“This led to a protest by the other aspirants which they expressed at a meeting with the Primary Election Committee. Despite the promise of his removal by the chairman of the committee, he still actively participated in all the processes of the election.
"It was also observed that contrary to the standard rules guiding the conduct of primaries whereby only one agent of an aspirant and accredited delegates are allowed into the venue of the election, many associates and aides of this same aspirant were issued tags as observers and allowed into the venue.
“Their presence constituted a nuisance of significant proportion while they willfully interfered with the voting process,” Arowosoge said.
He also accused security operatives deployed to the state to have been compromised too.
Arowosoge said the situation degenerated to the level that delegates of 11 local government areas in the state walked out of the voting process.
He said the NWC should endeavor to provide a renewed confidence within the people that a primary election can be conducted with bias or favour.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that an aide to the one of the gubernatorial aspirants of the Ekiti election was killed during the APC primaries.
The aide to Oluomo Oluleye was shot on Friday, May 4, when some gunmen carted away money meant for some delegates in the state.
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The incident, NAIJ.com gathered occurred in a bank in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital city.
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