BY OLUMIDE ABUDU
The lawmaker representing Akoko SouthEast/South-West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Adejoro Adeogun says he’s not participating in the APC primaries holding today in the Constituency.
Mr Adeogun in a telephone interview with Radio Nigeria, Political Editor, Olumide Abudu said the exercise is a total violation of the law based on existing court case on the initial primary conducted outside of the Federal constituency.
The serving lawmaker said the party was in haste to have fixed a date for the primary election when there was a substantive pending appeal in the court
On party supremacy on the matter, Mr Adeogun noted that the party should not violate the superiority of the law which he said is above party supremacy.
He emphasized that he would not be party to any illegality as regards the APC primary and called on the party leadership to do the rightful thing.
Mr Adeogun said his lawyer has done a formal letter to the party on his determination not to participate.
The APC had in a letter informed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC of its decision to conduct a fresh primary election in the Akoko SouthEast/SouthWest Federal Constituency following a high court ruling.
The initial primary was rejected by 3 aspirants who felt cheated when the primary was moved from its originally scheduled venue in St Patrick Primary School Oka-Akoko to International Event centre, Dome in Akure, the Ondo State capital.