Ondo 2024: 2 more guber aspirants petition APC over Saturday’s primaries 

Two more aspirants have petitioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state over last Saturday’s gubernatorial  primary election.

The two aspirants – Senator Jimoh Ibrahim and Folakemi Omogoroye, kicked against the process, saying the just concluded governorship primary was marred with irregularities and fell short of appreciable standard.

Ibrahim and Omogoroye said the process was an anticlimax, a mockery of democracy and complete negation of every known democratic tenet.

Omogoroye called for cancellation of the last Saturday governorship primary election and urged the committee chairman to order for a fresh election.

 She stated in her petition that: “I am urging you to cancel the election and order a fresh election in which all the laid down guidelines for a credible election will be followed and a level playing ground will be assured and ensured for all players in the election.

“Anything short of this is an open endorsement of the robbery of Saturday by the leadership of our party.”

In his own petition, Ibrahim hinged his appeal for cancellation of the election on four grounds which include non-compliance with the rules, non provision of electoral materials, non accreditation of agents and gross misconduct. 

Ibrahim’s petition reads: “This is an appeal to your committee to cancel the primary election held in Ondo state on 20th April, 2024 on the ground that there was no election in the 203 wards and this is evidenced from the many petitions before your committee as captured on the ground below.

“Ground one, non-compliance with your rules. I paid the sum of N100 million  for the validation of over 40 thousand party members; and those members were not allowed to be revalidated across Ondo state. This was because no voters register was made available in the wards to which members could be validated.”