Ondo 2016: APC postpones primary, seeks help from military 


The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State has shifted its governorship primaries till Wednesday next week, in order to douse tension.



The election was slated for this Saturday before its postponement.

Also, the primaries would now hold at the Democracy Park.

It was learnt that Army authorities turned down the request of the party to hold the election in the military barracks.

The state secretary of the party, Rotimi Rahman confirmed the shifting of the primaries to Wednesday next week when contacted last night.

In a similar vein, it was gathered that the delegates expected to elect the party’s standard bearer have gone into hiding to avoid been camped by aspirants going about with cash to buy them over.

3,000 delegates across the 18 council areas of the state would choose a candidate out of 25 aspirants participating in the primaries.

It was gathered that one of the aspirants had allegedly moved delegates from at least 13 of the 18 councils in the state out of the state. The move was aimed at avoiding “undue influence by loyalists of some of the aspirants shopping for delegates to buy.”

It was further gathered that ahead of the primaries, some aspirants have recruited lobbyists to shop for delegates across the council areas who swear to an oath once they have gotten commitment from any of the delegates.

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