By Jubril Bada
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State Chapter, has denied the rumours going around that the leadership of the party is planning to impose some losers in the party’s primary for the State House of Assembly on the winners in some constituencies.
The State Chairman of the party, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, said this while addressing the supporters of the emerged winners of the primary conducted in both Ondo East and Akoko Northwest constituencies during a peaceful protest to the party secretariat in Akure.
The peaceful direct primary was conducted last Friday across the state.
According to results of the primary made available to The Hope by the leader of the protesters from Ondo East, Comrade Taiwo Omotayo said Engr. Adedapo Adesemoye, who emerged winner polled 2,408 votes to defeat his closest aspirant, Mr. Olamide Oladuti , who scored 1,081votes was alleged by the supporters to have been replaced by the party.
Other aspirants in the primary,Adedayo Adeyeye and Dr. Israel Akintade scored 130 and 356 votes respectively.
Also during a protest by the supporters of the emerged winner of Akoko Northwest constituency 2 for the State House of Assembly, Mr. Azeez Awe, who polled 1,807 votes, his supporters alleged the party suspicion to replace the winner with Mr. Taofiq Amuda, who scored 82 votes.
Other results of the aspirants in the primary made available to The Hope by Azeez Awe had that Tajudeen Jamiu , Luckman Ameen, Thalis Apatowo, Ahmed Akindele and Wale Ogunyemi scored 458, 666, 118, 132 and 720 votes respectively.
The protesters from the two constituencies called on the leadership of the party to declare winners of the two constituencies as emerged candidates of the party for the House of Assembly seats in the state.
Adetimehin disclosed to them that there was no result of the primaries that have been announced by the party, urging them to exercise patience now that the deadline for the submission of the House of Assembly candidate list to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been postponed to October 22.
“The party is thinking on how to win the coming elections and every members should work towards the success of the party.” he said