An aspirant for Akoko South East/South West Federal Constituency , Dr. Victor Ategbole 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.
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 Dr Evelyn- Jacobs , the report of the Committee recommended that a fresh primary election be held in Akoko South East/South West Federal Constituency
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.
She disclosed that the four disenfranchised aspirants were in agreement that the primary election be conducted afresh as recommended by the Appeal Committee.
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.
To him this is the time to unite and not to divide the party.