By Adekola Afolabi
The Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Olugbenga Araoyinbo, has declared his total support for the adoption of indirect primary for all elective positions in the state by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He described the indirect primary as best for the party in the state.
This is coming as the lawmaker picked his nomination forms to contest for Akoko North-East/North-West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
Hon. Araoyinbo, who is currently representing Akoko North-West State Constituency 2 in the Ondo State House of Assembly is slugging it out with his colleague in the hallowed chambers, Hon. Jamiu Maito, representing Akoko North-West State constituency 1.
The Majority Leader disclosed that adoption of indirect primaries for all elective posts including the Senate, House of Representatives and the State House of Assembly elections in Ondo state was a unanimous decision of all the stakeholders, including himself.
He described the indirect primaries as most legal and lawful, adding that its adoption will make the exercise less cumbersome, reduce cost and prevent crisis and the possibilities of infiltration by non APC members.
On his ambition, Hon. Araoyinbo explained that he is contesting for House of Representatives to enable him serve his people the more at the higher level.
He, however, said his ambition will not set him against his colleague, Hon. Maito, who is also from Akoko North-West, noting they are good brothers.
Araoyinbo hails from Irun-Akoko while Maito comes from Arigidi-Akoko. The two lawmakers, apart from other aspirants of the APC are fighting for the party ticket.
The Majority Leader disclosed whoever gets the party will be congratulated, and it cannot cause any crisis among aspirants.
“I don’t get myself involved in politics of bitterness, hatred or acrimony. Both of us are from Akoko North-West, so we cannot be enemies at all. We are good friends “, he stressed.
Araoyinbo, who believed that he is currently serving the people of his constituency well in the hallowed chambers, also asserted that if given the opportunity to serve as a federal lawmaker it will afford him more opportunities to serve his constituents much more better.