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Ondo: Army rejects APC’s request to hold primary in barrack

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Authorities of the Nigerian Army have turned down a request by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to hold its Ondo State governorship primary within the premises of the Army barrack in Akure, the state capital.

The denial of the use of the barrack and the deepening crisis in the state chapter of the party over endorsement and alleged imposition of an aspirant have forced the party to postpone the primary election from Saturday to Wednesday next week.

Consequently, the party has scheduled the primary to hold at Democracy Park.

Rotimi Rahman, who is the secretary of the party in state, confirmed the postponement of the primary election.

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3000 delegates are scheduled to elect the party’s flag bearer in the November governorship election in the state.

Most of these delegates, sources say, have gone into hiding in a bid to avoid some aspirants alleged to be going around to buy them over with cash.

The APC in Ondo State has been engrossed in crisis over the choice of candidate, with a faction opposed to the alleged moves to impose an aspirant on the party, sacking the chairman of the party in the state.

An attempt by the aggrieved faction to take over the party secretariat along Oyemekun Road, Akure, led to a free for all and bloodbath was only averted with the timely intervention of the police.

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…

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