The All Progressives Congress in its efforts to ensure transparency ahead of Saturday’s primary election in Ondo State on Wednesday released the ‘hard’ copy of delegate list to all the twenty-four aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket.
The decision to release the delegates list, as reliably gathered was made by the National Leadership of APC to ensure transparency in the conduct of the primaries.
The ‘hard copy’ which contains the authentic names of all delegates was given out to the aspirants during the week at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Recall that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal had on Monday Absolved the Presidency or the leadership of the APC of anointing any of the aspirants as being insinuated.
A source at the national secretariat said, “The hard copies of the delegate list have been given out to all the aspirants, this is part of the moves we have outlined to ensure smooth and transparent primary in Ondo State”.
The Chairman of the party in the State, Isaac Kekemeke was also alleged to have doctored the list of delegates for the party’s governor- ship primary election scheduled for September 3rd.
The crisis rocking the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) started when one of the aspirants, Olusegun Abraham was reported to have been endorsed by the National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.
This development prompted the war of words between APC leader and one of the aspirants in the State, Barrister Tunji Abayomi.