Ganiyat Ganiyu

Chief Olusola Oke, one of the governorship aspirants in Ondo state has rejected the results of the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in the state which saw Chief Rotimi Akeredolu as the flag-bearer of the ruling party.

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu emerged as the candidate at the primary held on Saturday, September 2016 defeating all the 23 other aspirants of the party.

Chief Oke however rejected the results insisting that they were manipulated.  He came third with 583 votes behind Akeredolu and Segun Abraham who polled 669 and 635 votes respectively.

According to Oke, the delegates’ list was shown to the aspirants when the poll was about to commence.

He disclosed this through his campaign Director-General, Mr. Bola Fisayo, on Sunday, Oke said the election was not a true reflection of the delegates that participated in the primary last Saturday.

He further stressed that about 110 names belonging to Oke’s camp were removed from both Ondo East and West Local Governments while their names were replaced with non-executive members of the party.

He said, “There was nothing we could do at that particular time. I can confirm to you that 80 per cent of those that cast their votes for Abraham came from Oke’s camp.

“The election did not represent the true position of the delegates, the accreditation gave room for manipulation and the whole process was laced with fraud and the result released did not represent the true reflection of the delegates as non-delegates were allowed to participate in the election”