By James Sowole in Akure
As the controversy over the call for zoning of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial ticket ahead of the November 2016 Election in Ondo State rages, a leading aspirant, Boye Oyewunmi, on Monday faulted the advocates of the arrangement, saying the party’s constitution does not make provision for zoning.
Oyewunmi made the clarification in Akure, the state capital, during an interactive session with journalists on his programmes if elected the governor of the Sunshine State.
The aspirant said those advocating for the zoning of the party’s ticket were only saying that as a gimmick to exclude quality aspirants from the race.
He said the high number of aspirants jostling for the gubernatorial ticket of the party showed the vitality of the APC because people were already tired of the current administration and the party in power.
Oyewunmi , who allayed the fears that the APC may witness crisis after the primary said the party already has mechanism in place to resolve any issue that may arise after the shadow election.
To ensure a free and fair primary where all interests would be taken care off, Oyewunmi said a new congress should be held to decide on the party delegates for the gubernatorial primary.
According to him, the new congress would enable new members of the party to participate in the party’s selection activities in the spirit of true democracy rather than just excluding some people automatically from participating in the process.
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