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Ekiti APC in war of word over plot to tinker with party register

From Victor Akinkuolie,Ado-Ekiti

Members of Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the weekend engaged each other in verbal words over alledged plan of some members to tinker with the party registers.
The National Chairman, Southwest Agenda for Tinubu 2023 Presidential ambition, Senator Dayo Adeyeye had accused the leadership of the party in the state to tinker with the party registers.
Adeyeye, former Minister of Works, said the party leaders under the leadership of its Chairman, Mr Paul Omotoso, had allegedly evacuated the membership registers across the 177 wards and taken to the government house with the criminal motive to expunge the names of perceived opposition to their preferred aspirant before the January 22, 2022 primary.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti on Sunday and made available to journalists, Adeyeye pointedly accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of being the one coarsing the state leadership of the party to tinker with the list.
Adeyeye , who is angling for the 2022 governorship election, said the party took the unsavory action over palpable fever surrounding the possibility of President Muhammadu Buhari signing the direct primary law to mandate application of direct primaries by parties.
The former Minister called on Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee to call the State Working Committee to order, saying allowing them to tamper with the party registers will trigger unnecessary crisis in Ekiti APC.
In his response , the APC State Publicity Secretary, Segun Dipe, described the allegation as comical, unfounded and spurious, saying the membership cards issued to bonafide members were suffice to authenticate one’s qualification for any primary.
Dipe said that rather than deregistering any member that the party is ready to accommodate even the worst of enemies to shore up its membership base.

 

Members of Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the weekend engaged each other in verbal words over alledged plan of some members to tinker with the party registers.
The National Chairman, Southwest Agenda for Tinubu 2023 Presidential ambition, Senator Dayo Adeyeye had accused the leadership of the party in the state to tinker with the party registers.
Adeyeye, former Minister of Works, said the party leaders under the leadership of its Chairman, Mr Paul Omotoso, had allegedly evacuated the membership registers across the 177 wards and taken to the government house with the criminal motive to expunge the names of perceived opposition to their preferred aspirant before the January 22, 2022 primary.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti on Sunday and made available to journalists, Adeyeye pointedly accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of being the one coarsing the state leadership of the party to tinker with the list.
Adeyeye , who is angling for the 2022 governorship election, said the party took the unsavory action over palpable fever surrounding the possibility of President Muhammadu Buhari signing the direct primary law to mandate application of direct primaries by parties.
The former Minister called on Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee to call the State Working Committee to order, saying allowing them to tamper with the party registers will trigger unnecessary crisis in Ekiti APC.
In his response , the APC State Publicity Secretary, Segun Dipe, described the allegation as comical, unfounded and spurious, saying the membership cards issued to bonafide members were suffice to authenticate one’s qualification for any primary.
Dipe said that rather than deregistering any member that the party is ready to accommodate even the worst of enemies to shore up its membership base.

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