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APC Primary: Female governorship aspirant calls for cancellation

Mrs Folakemi Omogoroye, a female governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State, has called for the cancellation of the party’s primary election.…

Mrs Folakemi Omogoroye, a female governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State, has called for the cancellation of the party’s primary election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 16 governorship aspirants including Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, are jostling for the ticket of the party to contest the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

In an interview with the NAN on Sunday in Okitipupa, Omogoroye denounced the APC primary in Ondo state on Saturday, alleging widespread irregularities.

According to her, many wards where elections were to be held witnessed the absence of electoral materials and officials.

She said “the primary election failed to take place as anticipated, leaving me and my supporters frustrated. There were no election anywhere”.

Omogoroye described the election as “complete charade and rape of democracy.”

She called on the party’s leader, President Bola Tinubu, to intervene and annul the purported primary election, noting that any attempt to declare a winner would result to litigation.

The governorship aspirant said that all possible legal avenue would be pursued to seek redress of the grave injustice.

“I was on the field from 7:00am, no election material, not to talk of party or INEC officials and a voice came up that Aiyedatiwa has won.

“I don’t know how that happened and I will not accept that; because I believe in the party.

“I have been in the party for years, and this is the time we have to make the party better so that other parties will emulate it.

“Other parties are now making mockery of our party.

“All my political followers from all the nook and cranny of Ondo state have been calling me that the same thing happened all over.

“I am calling on President Tinubu, other party leaders to as a matter of urgency immediately cancel this election marred with widespread controversies and irregularities,” Omogoroye said. (NAN)

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