The only female aspirant among the contestants in the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Jumoke Ajasin-Anifowoshe has announced that all the contestants have all resolved to work together for the overall interest of the party ahead of the November 26 guber poll.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the state party executive held a peace parley with all the aspirants she said: “We have resolved to work together as a family and we shall also cooperate with the state and national executives of the party for the purpose of winning the election”.
Besides, the party has given assurance to all aspirants jostling for its ticket that its delegates list would not be manipulated ahead of the November 26th governorship election in the state.
According to APC, tampering with the delegates lists was a mere rumor that could amount to the breach in the code of conduct and constitution of the party.
Mr. Isaacs Kekemeke, state chairman of the APC who spoke shortly with journalists in Akure, after the close door meeting said the list of the delegates that would elect the party’s flagbearer would be produced by the Congress Committee as amended by the Congress Appeal Committee of the National Executive Committee of the party.
He admonished all the party’s aspirants to strictly follow the rule of Conduct for party’s Governorship primary penned for August and September as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He pleaded with all the party’s aspirants to unanimously work together as a team with the aim of wining the governorship election of the state.
“This primary election process can be likened to the process of picking a representative by one community for a tournament with another community. During the intra – community process, no good community man will damage or injure his kinsman, so as to jeopardise the chances of his community in the inter-community contest.
“I plead that no matter energy, time and material resources you have expended and are still expending, you must correctly see such as our contribution to the growth, development and victory of our party at the November 26 Governorship poll” Mr. Kekemeke said.
He added that they had become the chief mobilising agents of the party, thanking them for continued financial and logistic support to the party for its operations and assured them that the executives of the party would ensure level playing field for all aspirants in the primary election.
“We are partnering with national leadership of the party to organise free, fair, open, transparent and just governorship primary in Ondo State, and also to emulate success recorded by the just concluded-Edo APC primary election by ensuring level play ground”, he added.
He urged all the aspirants to encourage their supporters to be captured by the ongoing registration of new members of the party in all 203 wards in the state and asked them to mobilise their loyalists to massively participate in the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise commencing on Wednesday.