By Adekola Afolabi
The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, has expressed satisfaction over the unanimous adoption of indirect primaries for all elective positions in the 2019 elections by the Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He spoke with The Hope shortly after a stakeholders’ meeting of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), held at the party Secretariat in Akure.
The meeting was attended by the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, his deputy, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, the state Chairman of the party, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, Senator Yele Omogunwa and Hon. Mayowa Akinfolarin, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, other APC lawmakers in the House, and members of the state working committee.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun had moved a motion for the adoption of indirect primaries after a stakeholders’ meeting of the Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which was held behind close doors at the party Secretariat in Akure, the Ondo state capital. The motion was seconded by the party chairman in Owo local government, Mr. Stephen Olaleye.
Oleyelogun explained that the adoption of indirect primaries for all elective positions such as the Senate, House of Representatives and the state House of Assembly elections in Ondo state was a unanimous decision of all the stakeholders.
He particularly lauded the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for his strong belief in the rule of law and respect for the constitution.
He further lauded the state chairman of the APC, Engr Ade Adetimehin for his commitment to the progress and success of the party at all times.
The Speaker emphasised that the party mode primaries adopted was in the best interest of the party and the people of the state, noting that the indirect primaries would safeguard the constitution and engender peace in the state.
Oleyelogun who described the indirect primaries as most legal and lawful, also noted that its adoption will make the exercise less cumbersome, reduce cost and prevent crisis and the possibilities of infiltration by non APC members.
He urged all the party members to always work for the peace and progress of the party.