LG poll: Buhari campaign DG warns APC not to underrate PDP in Ekiti
The Director-General, Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Council in Ekiti State in the last presidential poll, Dr Olusegun Osinkolu, has advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to avoid the temptation of imposing candidates on party members for the forthcoming local government election in the state.
He said the party must allow the candidates to emerge through credible and transparent modes.
Osinkolu said imposing candidates on the party might cause disaffection that will give the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) an edge in the December 7, 2019 elections.
The APC will on Saturday, September 28, conduct its primaries to elect the 16 Chairmanship and 177 councillorship candidates that will fly the party’s flag in the elections.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, Osinkolu commended Governor Kayode Fayemi for stating unambiguously that he had no preferred candidates for the polls.
He said the fact that the PDP had indicated interest to participate in the polls was enough to signal that the APC must put it outside in order to be able to win a landslide.
“It would be wrong for us to underrate the opposition parties in these elections because there could be surprises and the reason why such could happen is when we fail to do the right thing in the primary.
“Even if we have foreclosed the possibility of the opposition making a tremendous impact and that APC remains the party of the people in the state because of the performances of the Fayemi-led government, we have to be mindful of the fact that our party must always avoid crisis and do what is right at all times.”