Senator Ayo Arise has withdrawn from Ekiti North Senatorial race.

The Senator was running under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent the people of Ekiti North at the Senate.

On why he withdrew, Arise alleged that the governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi may have influenced the process to favor anointed candidates, Channels reports.

He also condemned the sudden change of mode of the contest from direct to indirect primaries.

Recall that, Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray Bruce, on Monday also withdrew from the senatorial race.

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