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Ekiti APC primary: Al-Makura promises adequate security

The Chairman of the APC Electoral Committee and Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura has rolled out conditions delegates for tomorrow’s APC governorship primary must…

The Chairman of the APC Electoral Committee and Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura has rolled out conditions delegates for tomorrow’s APC governorship primary must fulfill to be allowed to vote for their choice candidates just as he promised massive security within and outside the venue of the exercise.

Briefing journalists on Friday on the level of preparedness of his committee at the Damlek Event Centre, Ado-Ekiti, venue of the primary, Al-Makura asked the delegates to come to the venue of the election with their party membership card and either driver’s license, national identity card or Permanent Voter’s Card for identification.

At the briefing were the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bello Ahmed; Director of Department of State Services, (DSS), Mrs. Promise Iheanacho; Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Donatus Ikemefuna and Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Ismaila Kugu.

Al-Makura said 2,618 delegates would be accredited for the exercise, warning those barred from the exercise for alleged disruption of May 5 botched primary to stay away from the venue.

Al-Makura said: “Any delegate accredited won’t be allowed to go out for any reason."

Al-Makura, while enumerating the various steps taken by his committee to ensure that the exercise will be free, fair and credible, said that the panel won’t allow any aspirant or delegate that wears branded materials to the venue of the primary.

He said those to be accredited are aspirants, delegates, journalists, observers and other critical stakeholders.

Meanwhile, an aspirant in the primary, Mr. Debo Ranti Ajayi, has denied stepping down for Dr. Kayode Fayemi describing the rumour as "grossly inadequate, unfair, incongruous and libelous falsehood."

Ajayi made the denial in a statement where he described his aspiration as a divine call.

He said, "For the avoidance of doubt, my aspiration is a call to service and a response to the agitation of the South senatorial district to produce the next governor."

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