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Ondo 2024: Female APC aspirant demands cancellation of primary

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A female governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress in Ondo state, Engr. Folakemi Omogoroye has called for the cancellation of the Saturday governorship primary election, conducted under the headship of the Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Ododo.

The national leadership of the party appointed Ododo to head the election committee in the state.

According to the VANGUARD, Omogoroye has threatened a court action if the party didn’t cancel the exercise for the alleged widespread absence of election across the state.

She said,” There was no election anywhere,” it’s complete rape of democracy.”

The aspirant lamented the absence of election officials and voting materials at voting centers, rendering her and her supporters unable to exercise their right to vote.

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Omogoroye said that “despite her meticulous preparation and financial commitment to the party, she was circumvented to participate in the democratic process.

She has, therefore, called the party’s leader, President Bola Tinubu, to intervene and annul the purported election.

According to her “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu gave us women a renewed hope agenda that prompted me to go into the race with assurance that the election is going to be free and fair and that was why I went into this contest.

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“But to my greatest surprise, the reverse is the case. I was on the field from 7am no election materials, were seen, not to talk of seeing any party officials or INEC officials and a voice came up that Aiyedatiwa has won, Aiyedatiwa has won.

I don’t know how that happened and I don’t know how party is the going to take that, because I, Engr. Folakemi Omogoroye will not accept that; because I believe in the party, I have been in the party for years, and this is the time we have to make the party better that other parties will emulate, but this is not the case.

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“Other parties are now making mockery of our party, all my political followers from all the books and crannies of Ondo state have been calling me that the same thing happened all over.

She warned of dire consequences for the party’s future in the state if swift action was not taken.

The aspirant has therefore threatened ” legal action if her demand for a fresh and transparent election is not met promptly.

“I am not going to accept it, and now, I am calling for cancelation and if this is not done, maybe we’ll meet in the court.”

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