An All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial aspirant in the just concluded primaries in Ekiti State, Dr. Olusegun Osinkolu, has said the alleged concoction of results in favour of
candidates in the National Assembly by powerful individuals has dented President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against graft.
Osinkolu, who contested for the Senate ticket in Ekiti North senatorial district, alleged that the Dr Ibrahim Sule-led APC Committee on the National Assembly primary in the state allegedly messed up the whole process by fabricating results in Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi’s favour.
Adetumbi, who represented the district between 2011 and 2015 was declared winner of the primary in Ekiti North.
Stating that he rejected the primaries in its entirety, Osinkolu added that elections didn’t hold in Ikole, Moba and Ido/Osi Local Governments out of the five councils that constitute the district.
He thereby urged APC’s National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole to annul the primary and order a rerun of the exercise for Nigerians to take the change mantra of the party serious.
Addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti Monday on the contentious primaries that had generated bad blood among the party members, the APC chieftain said he had given the party the best support in Ekiti and didn’t deserve to be treated in such a shabby and disrespectful manner.
Osinkolu stated that party members were humiliated by security agencies through sporadic shootings in Ikole, while old and young members queued for over 12 hours without seeing the collation officers sent to the wards by the committee.
He expressed displeasure that what Nigerians expected from the APC was a change in all facets, particularly in the way the party conducts its elections, which he said must be credible, lamenting that what some party members did in the primaries would go a long way in undermining President Buhari’s belief in a corrupt-free society.