BREAKING: Oyo APC Guber Primary Postponed

The All Progressives Congress APC governorship primary election in Oyo state, scheduled to hold today (Thursday) has been reportedly postponed.

Our correspondent, who was at the Obafemi Awolowo stadium, Liberty, Ibadan, where the election was expected to take place, reports that the exercise failed to hold despite the presence of 5 out of the six aspirants, as well as, members of the electoral committee and inec officials.

Our correspondent further reported that about few minutes past six in the evening, the chairman of the primary electoral committee, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi announced that those that earlier gained entrance into the main bowl of the stadium to exit so as to transparently commence accreditation of delegates.

However, after several pleas by the committee and the aspirants, some of the party supporters refused to leave the ground, a situation which made the electoral committee members to leave the venue.

Our correspondent also reported that immediately the electoral committee members left, the aspirants took turn to exit the venue which fueled insinuations that the exercise had been postponed.

The aspirants who were present at the venue were Senator Teslim Folarin, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, Dr Azeez Adeduntan, Mr Akeem Agbaje and Mr Hakeem Alao.

Earlier, one of the Governorship aspirant, Chief Niyi Akintola, while addressing his supporters at a recreation center along Sango-UI axis, said he would not be participating in the primary which he claimed, had been designed in favour of one particular aspirant.

“The congress was supposed to produce the delegates for the primary. The Congress was supposed to have held last week and because some party Chairmen nationwide hijacked the congress forms, the party in its wisdom cancelled that and ordered that new forms be sold to all the congressees who will become the delegates to vote at the primary.”

“I cannot but just wish APC good luck in this state, this is the beginning of the end for that party in this state.”

Oluwakayode Banjo


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