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Inconclusive Ondo APC primary resumes today

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Governor Usman Ododo of Kogi State, serving as the Chairman of the Ondo State Primary Election Committee, has announced that voting will take place in all 13 wards of Okitipupa Local Government Area today, starting at 12 noon.

In a statement he released, Governor Ododo explained, “Having received reports of the primary election from the 203 wards in the 18 local governments of Ondo State, the primary election committee has decided that the election will be conducted in all the 13 Wards of Okitipupa local government with total validated registered members of 9,515.”

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He cited logistical challenges resulting in the late arrival of materials and personnel as the reason the exercise did not take place in Okitipupa local government as planned.

The governor expressed satisfaction with the primary election process, commending stakeholders and party members for their participation and orderly conduct.

However, concerns have been raised by some aspirants and their agents regarding the conduct of the primary election. Olugbenga Edema, one of the aspirants, highlighted delays in material distribution and called for an investigation into the process to ensure credibility.

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Similarly, Rotimi Williams, the agent for another aspirant, Olushola Oke, expressed concerns about the distribution of materials and questioned the transparency of the process.

In a statement released by the Olusola Oke Campaign Organisation, the exercise was labeled a “sham.”

Shola Ajisafe, the agent of Adewale Akinterinwa, echoed the concerns, accusing Governor Ododo of bias and calling for a fair and democratic process.

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