APC primaries: Protest in Ondo over NWC’s decision to reject panel’s report

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, on Wednesday, protested against the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to uphold the governorship primaries that produced Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the party.

The aggrieved party members, who took to the streets in Ondo East and West, expressed their displeasure over the decision of the NWC of the party not to consider the report of the party’s Election Appeal Committee.

It was gathered that the protesters had earlier gathered to celebrate the cancellation of the party’s governorship primaries that produced Akeredolu before learning that the leadership of the party has decided to uphold Akeredolu’s victory.

The aggrieved protesters, led by the Chairman of the party in Ondo East, Mr Temitope Akintunde, said the decision of the NWC to accept the governorship primaries showed that they were insensitive to the aspiration of the party to win the state in the governorship election.

Akintunde, who expressed his disappointment, described the party’s primaries as fraud, saying it was free-fair-fraud and wondered why the NWC rejected the report.

He noted that the decision of the NWC indicated that no difference between the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in term of manipulation of people’s wish.