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I have no preferred candidate in council elections, says Fayemi


Tasks APC leadership on transparent primaries
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has directed the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to ensure a transparent and hitch-free process for the emergence of the party’s councillorship and chairmanship candidates for the December 7 local council elections.

The governor, who restated his earlier position on a transparent process, said he had no preferred candidate.He, therefore, warned people against dropping his name in a bid to scuttle laid down procedure.

Fayemi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, also cautioned against imposition of candidates as being alleged in some wards.He said that efforts must be made to ensure genuine consensus on candidates’ emergence, adding that clear primaries should be the mode of selection where consensus is impossible.

“Everybody should go and work for the support of their people. After all, I went through primaries even as a former governor and leader of the party,” he said.The governor urged members of the party to show good examples to others by observing laid down rules of the party and ensuring that differences arising from the contest are resolved amicably.


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