One of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirants in the just concluded primary election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has rejected the outcome of the election, saying the result was not the true reflection of the poll.
Recall that the APC in the state had on Saturday conducted its primary election to choose its flag bearer in the upcoming governorship election, an event that saw the emergence of former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu as its candidate.
But speaking through his campaign Director-General, Mr. Bola Fisayo, on Sunday, Oke alleged that the names of some of the delegates were removed from the delegates’ list while non-delegates were allegedly allowed to vote, adding that the list handed over to the aspirants at a meeting with the Presidency was different from what was brought by the Chairman of the Election Committee, who doubles as the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar.
According to Oke, the delegates’ list was shown to the aspirants when the poll was about to commence.
Alleging that about 110 names from his camp were removed from both Ondo East and West Local Governments while their names were replaced with non-executive members of the party, Oke said, “There was nothing we could do at that particular time. I can confirm to you that 80 per cent of those that cast their votes for Abraham came from Oke’s camp.
“The election did not represent the true position of the delegates, the accreditation gave room for manipulation and the whole process was laced with fraud and the result released did not represent the true reflection of the delegates as non-delegates were allowed to participate in the election.”