Ondo 2024: Avoid wrong choice of candidates – IPAC chair urges parties

By Jubril Bada


Ahead of the Ondo State governorship election slated for November 16, the State Chairman, Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Mr. Olaoluwa Adesanya, has advised political parties to give critical consideration on who will pick their tickets for the election.

Adesanya gave the advice in an interview with The Hope, saying their flag bearers should not only be considered base on resources to contest the election,stressing that they must have integrity, reputation and not be violent in nature.

“Political parties’ chairmen must exermine aspirants before they are allowed to take part in their primaries to avoid wrong choice of candidate.

“It is criminal to give ticket to who has no reputation and integrity as the candidate of political party with an intention to win an election by all means.

“It is because of money some chairmen of political parties allowed irresponsible aspirants to contest during party’s primary and when wrong candidate is chosen it will lead to violence” he stated.

While corroborating the position of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje who said politicians, not Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  responsible for election violence, Adesanya accepted that the political party’s choice of candidate with non political experience or reputation leads to violence during election.

Adesanya who expressed his acceptance that politicians as major electoral stakeholders responsible for election violence suggested that politicians have to be politically oriented and trained to curb the ugly situation before, during and after election.

Meanwhile, in Ondo State, the party primaries are to be held from April 6 to 27, 2024 , while the submission of the list of nominated candidates through the online portal will start on 29 April 2024 and close on 20 May 2024.

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