Ondo APC primary: Ekungba wants crisis resolved internally

ONE of the governorship aspirants that contested in penultimate Saturday’s primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Chief Jamiu Afolabi Ekungba, has appealed to leaders of the party at all levels to convey a roundtable conference in order to resolve the crisis that followed the primary election.

In a statement made available to Sunday Tribune at the weekend, Ekungba, who also denied calling the people of the state “bastards and ingrates,” called on all aspirants to heed the advice of the national leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu, to close ranks, commending the former Lagos State governor for his “strong commitment to the creation and growth of APC to the extent of becoming a national party and winning election at the centre.”

He urged Tinubu “to lead the most critical aspect of the struggle of rescuing Ondo State, which is winning the November 26 election.”

He described a report that he referred to the people of the state as “bastards and ingrates” after his loss at the primary and that he stormed out of the venue of the primary, as false and malicious.