Less than 24 hours to the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ondo State, the factional Chairman of the party in the state, Henry Olatuja on Sunday says aspirants have not been briefed on the venue to be used for the exercise.
Olatuja who disclosed this in Akure, the Ondo State capital emphasized that 11 out of the 12 aspirants on his side were yet to have access to the delegates’ list meant for Monday’s exercise.
While emphasizing that the party is factionalized in the state, Olatuja decried the decision by the leadership of the party to adopt indirect mode of primaries as against the clamour for a direct version by most of the aspirants.
He warned that the decision was a recipe for post-primary election crisis.
Olatuja also alleged that the delegates’ list must have been altered to favour the incumbent governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
He, however, said that the 11 aspirants on his side will not boycott the election.
As at the moment, we have not heard any information on how the exercise will go. The venue has not been agreed upon. The list of delegates that will participate in the primaries has not been made available to the aspirants.
“The question is which list of delegates will they use for the primaries and who generated the list. We have our own list across the state as well as the list of executives that emanated from congress. With two factions of the party in the state, which of the executives is authentic.