Ondo Governorship: APC Aspirants Demand Direct Primaries

Only five out of the twelve All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirants in Ondo State attended the reconciliation meeting set up by the national leadership of the party to address some grievances ahead of its primary election.

The meeting which was held in Akure the state capital had in attendance Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Mrs Jumoke Ajasin-Anifowose, Mr Ife Oyedele, Ambassador Sola Iji and Chief Olusola Oke.

The chairman of the reconciliation committee and governor of Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Bello pleaded with the aspirants to forget their differences.

Governor Bello emhasized that no meaningful development could be achieved in an atmosphere of rancour hence the need to embrace peace.

On the demand for direct primary election agitated for by some aspirants, Governor Bello said he would notify the party hierarchy of their demands.

One of the aspirants, Chief Olusola Oke spoke with newsmen at the venue and expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome.

Chief Oke who enjoined the APC leadership to embrace direct primary so as not to contradict its constitution also vowed to seek redress if otherwise.

The APC Primary Election comes up next week Monday, the 20th of July.

Olorunferanmi Odofin

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