Ondo Guber: More crises brew in APC as Tinubu’s man, Segun Abraham rejects Akeredolu as party candidate
A few hours after he congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu’s announced candidate, Mr Segun Abraham has rejected the results of the primary election.
Abraham, who came second with 635 votes behind Akeredolu who got 669 votes while Mr Olusola Oke, who came third scored 576 votes.
Abraham, who had earlier congratulated Akeredolu, rejected the outcome of the September 3 primary election, claiming that lists of delegates were manipulated.
He made this known in a statement titles; “that our democracy may endure” which he personally signed.
The statement read; “It is no longer news that as a true democrat, imbued with the best spirit of sportmanship, I congratulated Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, who purportedly emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the September 3rd Gubernatorial Primary election in Ondo State in the face of palpable disbelief and surprise on the outcome of the Primary election by my numerous supporters.
“The news however is that, sordid and staggering facts have since emerged on how the process leading to the primary election was manipulated and compromised. It is now beyond doubt that the delegate list used on the day of the primary election was doctored and strangely injected with a mind blowing number of delegates who are neither executive members of our party nor statutory delegates.
“To say the least, the manipulation of the delegate list, highly skewed accreditation process and the entire processes leading to the conduct of the primary election has cast the darkest stain on the result of the primary election held on the 3rd September, 2016.
“Against this background, coupled with the change and integrity that our Party preaches and practices, and having widely consulted with my numerous supporters, I have reached the hour of decision to fall back on the internal mechanism of our great party to seek redress so that the end of justice will be served and more importantly, our democracy may endure.
“To this end, the outcome of the September 3rd APC Governorship primaries in Ondo State is unacceptable and I hereby appeal against same.
“The vision and mission ro achieve a truly better and practically blessed Ondo, remains intact.”