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Olusola Oke May Move to Action Alliance

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Things have started falling apart in the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State following the crisis trailing the September 3 primaries of the party to pick a governorship candidate for the election in the state.

One of the aspirants, Chief Olusola Oke, is moving to dump the party for another one following the decision of the party’ National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, to overrule the party NWC over the decision to cancel the September 3 primaries of the party in Ondo State, characterized by irregularities.

Oke may move to the Action Alliance on which platform he may contest for the November 26 governorship poll in Ondo State.

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Addressing journalists on Friday in Akure, the Ondo State capital,in company with two other aggrieved aspirants, Senator Ajayi Borrofice and Dr. Segun Abraham, Oke condemned the action of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

He alleged that Oyegun jettisoned the recommendations of the National working Committee of the party that new primary election be conducted following the irregularities in the primary election conducted on September 3 at the International Event Centre Dome in Akure.

Part of the petition, which was submitted to the Appeal Committee constituted by the National Executive Council (NEC) as contained in the Primary Election Guidelines of APC included: Fraudulent injection of 383 names into the delegates list that was used to conduct the primary election.

*Issuance of delegate tags to non-delegates and allowing non-delegates to vote in the election.

*On investigation, 300 delegate tags were indiscriminately issued to non-delegates, two designated buses were provided to convey known non-delegates to the voting centre and they voted to give undue advantage to one of the aspirants.

On his part, Borroffice also condemned the act of the National Chairman, overruling majority of the National Working Committee on their decision in respect of fresh primaries.

“To our dismay and in a manner at variance with democratic norms, the National chairman overruled the majority of the National Working Committee as he (chairman) rejected the path of truth and upheld the primary election that its process was characterized with corruption.”

After condemning in absolute terms the undemocratic decision of the National Working Committee in deriving pressure in covering fraud, he said his next line of action that will liberate the people from present state of hopelessness and despair would be made known.

But sources said he may have resolved to join the Action Alliance.

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