Tinubu: I’ll Ensure APC Conducts Credible Primary in Ondo

  •  Says he reserves right to support any aspirant

Gboyega Akinsanmi

The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Sunday said he would do everything in his power to ensure the party’s governorship primaries scheduled to hold on August 27 are free and fair.

Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, also said he reserved the sole right to support any aspirant seeking nomination of the APC in the forthcoming preliminary election contrary to what some critics had said.

He stated this in his reply to a letter by one of the aspirants, Dr. Tunji Abayomi, who alleged that the APC national leader planned to impose another aspirant, Mr. Olusegun Abraham, on the people of Ondo State.

In a reply signed by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Sunday Dare, the APC national leader faulted all claims contained in Abayomi’s letter, noting that the letter was woefully misplaced and inappropriate.

According to him, “Your letter to me is an impetuous display unbecoming a man of your status and a man seeking the highest leadership position in his state. And as a lawyer you well know that one cannot seek equity without having done equity.”

However, Tinubu assured Abayomi and other aspirants in the contest that the APC governorship primaries would be credible, free and fair, noting that he would support any candidate that would emerge from the process.

He also assured that he would do everything within his power “to ensure the primaries are free and fair and that there will be no undue influence in the process. The candidate who can garner the most support and votes will win.”

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