Seven out of eight All Progressives Congress governorship aspirants private demanded for the suspension of the continuing primaries in Ekiti.
The aspirants — Kayode Mojo, Demola Popoola, Femi Bamisile, Bamidele Faparusi, Dayo Adeyeye, Opeyemi Bamidele and Afolabi Oluwasola — are protesting alleged irregularities within the behavior of birthday party primaries.
They thronged the birthday party Secretariat in Ado Ekiti with their supporters on Thursday, claiming the system has been manipulated to favour Abiodun Oyebanji who’s tagged Governor Kayode Fayemi’s preferred desire.
They also accused the superintending officials of distributing vote casting materials sooner than scheduled with a immoral aim to provide a sole aspirant an edge.
They warned that the controversial predominant could spell doom for the birthday party because the spoil result of the election could maybe moreover no longer be acceptable.
In the intervening time, vote casting became occurring at various wards all over the deliver with some centres recording enormous turnout of voters as of the time of this reporting.
‘No vote casting’
“We’re no longer vote casting! No predominant election in Ekiti,” some birthday party participants chanted on Thursday morning.
The primaries are to take the birthday party’s flag bearer for the June Governorship election within the Converse.
The APC is adopting the issue predominant mode for the exercise and aspirants private been traversing the 177 wards within the deliver to woo voters.
One of the well-known crucial points which private been at the entrance burner comprise an agenda for the South Senatorial district to raise the governor’s seat for the first time, speculations of an anointed candidate by the deliver governor and fears of violence.
The Converse authorities had announced the closure of all public and private colleges on Thursday to dwell any untoward event.
The Police also assured ample security with mutter in self belief to political teams to toe the right path.
On Wednesday, opposition birthday party, the Peoples Democratic Get collectively (PDP), had held its primaries for the governorship election.
The on the spot past Chairman the birthday party in Ekiti, Olabisi Kolawole, emerged because the winner.
He received with 671 votes out of 1185 up for grabs.
Kolawole, who enjoys the unreserved backing of passe Governor Ayo Fayose beat his closest rival, passe governor Segun Oni, who polled 330 votes.
Eight aspirants – including passe Governor Ayodele Fayose’s deputy and PDP candidate within the 2018 election, Professor Olusola Eleka – participated within the delegate predominant election that held in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti Converse capital.
Others comprise passe PDP Nationwide Treasurer Wale Aribisala, as neatly as Bisi Kolawole, Kayode Adaramodu, Lateef Ajijola, and Mrs Titilayo Owolabi-Akerele.
Sooner than the graduation of the exercise, one of the major aspirants, Senator Abiodun Olujimi, withdrew from the tear.
Olujimi, who represents Ekiti South Senatorial District within the Nationwide Assembly, cited gender bias and an unfair resolution of issues coming up from a lingering controversial congress of the birthday party.
In holding along with her, the listing to be feeble for the principle puts her at a downside as her native authorities is left with fully 12 delegates as determined by the birthday party leadership.