Monday May 23, 2022 12:34 PM

Ekiti 2022: Segun Oni rejects primaries that produced Fayose’s candidate

The camp of former Governor  of Segun Oni  has rejected the results of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election held on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Speaking, Segun Oni Campaign Organisation through  Mr Yemi Arokodare, the Director-General of the Organisation, on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, alleged that members of the organisation disatisfied by the process.

It will be recalled that Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom who presided over the election, had declared Mr Bisi Kolawole, an anointed  as the winner of the election.

He reporetdly  polled 671 votes to beat Oni, his closest rival, who scored 330 votes.

It should be noted that Kolawole is an anointed candidate of former Governor Ayodele Fayose,

According to Arokodare, the delegates’ register was mutilated and many delegates’ names were missing from the register.

He said 32 automatic delegates who were accredited were not given tags and were not allowed to vote.

He said Udom also allegedly threatened to arrest and lock all of these delegates if any of them should come into the hall.

The organisation’s boss also alleged that Udom deliberately allowed Ayo Fayose, who allegedly heads a faction of Ekiti State PDP, to sit in the hall even after he has voted, a situation which is against the rules earlier pronounced by Udom.

According to him, Udom allowed aides of Fayose to sit in the hall purposely to intimidate other delegates.

Arokodare alleged further that Ayo Fayose was the chairman of Udom election committee in Akwa Ibom and that the January 26 PDP primary election was a payback for Ayo Fayose.

He said that the primary was not free and fair.

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