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The Ondo APC Primary Election Winner Is Governor Aiyedatiwa

Apr 24, 2024 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

The All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership has declared Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa as the winner of the party’s governorship primary election in Ondo State, with the incumbent governor’s victory being affirmed after he scored a total of 48,569 votes in the primaries.

Ahmed Ododo, Chairman of the Governorship Primary Election Committee and Governor of Kogi State, pronounced Aiyedatiwa as the winner early Monday morning, stating, “I can confirm that the direct mode of primary election adopted in the 2024 Ondo state governorship primary elections held in all 203 electoral wards in all the 18 LGAs in Ondo state.”

It was gathered that Aiyedatiwa won in 16 of the 18 LGAs, losing out in Ilaje LGA to third-placed Oke. However, several incidents of violence marred the election in Ifedore, leading to the cancellation of results there.

Some stakeholders who participated in the primary election in Ondo State cried foul over how the election committee handled the electoral process. A female aspirant in the primary election, Mrs. Folakemi Omogoroye, called for the cancellation of the poll over alleged irregularities, describing what was conducted in the state as a “complete rape of democracy.”

She expressed her dismay, lamenting the absence of election officials and voting materials at voting centres, rendering her and her supporters unable to exercise their voting rights. Omogoroye called upon the party’s leader, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to intervene and annul the purported election, stating, “I believe in the party; I have been in the party for years, and this is the time we have to make the party better than other parties will emulate, but this is not the case.”

The All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership has declared Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa as the winner of the party’s governorship primary election in Ondo State, with the incumbent governor’s victory being affirmed after he scored a total of 48,569 votes in the primaries.

Ahmed Ododo, Chairman of the Governorship Primary Election Committee and Governor of Kogi State, pronounced Aiyedatiwa as the winner early Monday morning, stating, “I can confirm that the direct mode of primary election adopted in the 2024 Ondo state governorship primary elections held in all 203 electoral wards in all the 18 LGAs in Ondo state.”

It was gathered that Aiyedatiwa won in 16 of the 18 LGAs, losing out in Ilaje LGA to third-placed Oke. However, several incidents of violence marred the election in Ifedore, leading to the cancellation of results there.

Some stakeholders who participated in the primary election in Ondo State cried foul over how the election committee handled the electoral process. A female aspirant in the primary election, Mrs. Folakemi Omogoroye, called for the cancellation of the poll over alleged irregularities, describing what was conducted in the state as a “complete rape of democracy.”

She expressed her dismay, lamenting the absence of election officials and voting materials at voting centres, rendering her and her supporters unable to exercise their voting rights. Omogoroye called upon the party’s leader, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to intervene and annul the purported election, stating, “I believe in the party; I have been in the party for years, and this is the time we have to make the party better than other parties will emulate, but this is not the case.”

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