Ekiti APC Guber Primary: APC Fixes Friday For Fresh Governorship Primary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled another governorship primary election in Ekiti state for Friday,  May 11.

Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the party, disclosed this to reporters in Abuja on Tuesday.

The primary election which held on Saturday ended on an inconclusive note as agents who said the process had been manipulated disrupted the exercise.

They smashed ballot boxes and prevented delegates from voting. Only delegates from four out of the 16 local government areas of the state had voted when violence broke out.

Thirty-three aspirants partook in the botched exercise.

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel, who is one of the aspirants seeking the APC ticket for the July 14 election, had blamed some “disparate elements” for the crisis.

He accused Babafemi Ojudu, an adviser of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Bimbo Daramola, a former house of representatives member, of contributing to the poor outcome of the exercise which he said was going in his favour.
Both Ojudu and Daramola are aspirants in the party.

Twenty-seven aspirants of the party had met in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Sunday to demand a fresh primary election.

They also demanded the disbanding of the election committee chaired by Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state.

But Abdullahi said the leadership of the party had agreed that Al-Makura would still be the one to preside over the fresh exercise.

APC has up until Monday to present its candidate for July election.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently holding its primary. The exercise has so far been peaceful.

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