By Tunde Sanni
The South West Zone of the Action Congress of Nigeria yesterday added a comic twist to the controversial choice of former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Rotimi Akeredolu for the Ondo State ANC gubernatorial tickets as the zone maintained that it is yet to settle on the ex-NBA president.
The National Vice-Chairman (South-West) of the party, James Kolawole said the process of picking the gubernatorial candidate for the October 20, 2012 election in the state would not be completed until July 10 when the party congress would be held.
The Zonal Chairman however said the zone was in support of the steps taken so far by the national caucus of the party, adding, "the congress would be an affirmation and until that is done, nobody can say that a candidate has emerged. Don't let anybody deceive you, for anybody to be declared a governorship candidate, such a person must be endorsed by the party congress".
In his reaction to the protest by some aggrieved members of the party from Ogun State, Kolawole said the matter was extensively discussed and assured that internal party mechanism would be adopted in resolving the matter just as he described the action of the aggrieved party members as party of democracy.
The executives had received the party protesters from Ogun State, who had stormed the zonal secretariat to protest alleged unlawful selection of candidates for the Chairmanship and Councillorship positions in the forthcoming local government election in the state.