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APC aspirants reject imposition of candidate for council election

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi

Some aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for local council chairmanship elections in Ekiti State yesterday petitioned Governor Kayode Fayemi, the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) and other APC stakeholders in the state over alleged imposition of candidate.

The aspirants, in the petition made available to newsmen, expressed disappointment over alleged attempt by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi and 35 other leaders of the party to impose a candidate on the guise of consensus.

In the letter, presented to the State Working Committee, the aspirants, Mr. Gidado Tajudeen Olaleke and Mrs. Tosin-Ajisafe Aluko, alleged that the deputy governor and leaders of the party in Ado-Ekiti had picked Mrs. Omotunde Fajuyi against the wishes of the two other aspirants.

Meanwhile, the APC State Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, said the party was not interested in imposition of candidates.

He also exonerated the governor of complicity in the crisis that dogged the primaries, warning that nobody should bring the governor into the controversial issue.

“The party will look into their protest. The state executives will meet on the issue and take a position.

“We are not ready to impose anybody and nobody must bring the name of Governor Kayode Fayemi into this matter.”

Ajayi said the party had set up intervention and reconciliation committees to interface with the aggrieved aspirants on how to resolve the crisis.


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