APC Appeal Recommendations: Ategbole Heads To Court as Party Fails To Conduct Fresh Primary

By Collins Dupson, 11th June, 2022

Following the recommendation of the APC Primaries Appeal Panel Committee on the primary election of Akoko South West and Akoko South East Federal Constituency, the State Chapter of the party has failed to conduct fresh primary as recommended.

Dr. Victor Ategbole, one of the aspirants that petitioned the panel has called on the APC National Working Committee to prevail on the State chapter of the party to comply with the recommendations of the Election Appeal Committee on the primary election held for the Constituency.

It could be recalled that, primaries election of the federal constituency was held in Akure where Otunba Gboyega Adefarati was declared winner as against the popular demand of the majority delegates who were stranded at the Oka venue of the primary.

Against this backdrop, the four disenfranchised aspirants approached the Appeal Committee where the panel recommended fresh primary.

Dr. Ategbole who spoke through his spokeperson, Dr. Inumidun Evelyn- Jacobs alleged that there were attempts to frustrate the recommendations of the appeal committee.

According to the Spokesman, the report of the Committee recommended that a fresh primary election be held in Akoko South East/South West Federal Constituenc.

The Committee also recommended further that ” the said primary election should be held within the Federal Constituency as stipulated in the Electoral Act and INEC guidelines so as to avoid possible calamity on the election being declared a nullity thus giving opposition parties undue advantage” Jacob said.

Prior the outcome of the Appeal Committee report, Dr. Ategbole had approached the Federal High Court Akure seeking to quash the election of Mr Gboyega Adefarati as the party’s candidate.

Dr Ategbole through the Media Manager called on the NWC and other interests to prevail and let the rerun be conducted in line with the party’s Constitution and INEC.

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