No plan to manipulate delegates’ list —Ondo APC chairman

The Ondo Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Honourable Isaccs Kekemeke, on Monday, debunked the rumour that the leadership of the party in the state has perfected arrangement to manipulate the delegates’ list of the party ahead its primaries.

Kekemeke, who stated this in Akure, Ondo State capital, during a meeting of the party’s Executive Committee and governorship aspirants of the party, said the rumour was not only false but would amount to breaches of the party constitution.

Kekemeke said “the list of the delegates shall be as produced by the Congress Committee and amended by the Congress Appeal Committee of the National executive Committee.

“Apart from the fact that these, by my training and pedigree are impossible acts, such would amount to breaches of the constitution of our party.”

A political movement within the party, the Sunshine Crusaders, under the leadership of Bola Ilori, last weekend, raised the alarm that the party leadership in the state had concluded arrangement to manipulate the delegates list in favour of a particular aspirant.

The Sunshine Crusaders however, threatened that any attempt to tamper with the states’ delegate list would be counterproductive, with dire consequences on the entire party’s executive structure and the peace in the party.

But Kekemeke assured all the party’s aspirants that the party would create a level playing ground for all the aspirants, saying the party’s primaries would be free, fair and credible.

He also called on the aspirants to mobilise their supporters to participate in the forthcoming Continuous Voters’ Registration exercise put in place by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He noted that the exercise would enable prospective voters, who have since become of voting age and others not yet registered to do so, saying, “the process also allows for change of voting station.”

The chairman commended the aspirants’ commitment towards building the party, saying the aspirants have become the chief mobilising agents of the party.

The over 30 aspirants of the party who attended the meeting pledged to continue to mobilise for the party, assuring that the party’s primaries would be rancour free.