By Ezeocha Nzeh
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti State Governorship Primary Election Appeal Committee on Tuesday submitted its report to the Party’s national leadership, declaring that no petition was received on the Primary Election conducted last Saturday.
This was the first time a governorship primary was conducted by the ruling party without the aspirants protesting on the conduct. Also all the aspirants who lost in the primary have resolved to join hands with the eventual winner, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to oust the incumbent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Speaking while submitting their report, Chairman of the committee, Amb. Fati Balla, said the three-member Appeal Committee which was inaugurated on May 2, sat for three days after the Primary Election without receiving any petition. The appeal committee include: Capt. Bala Jibrin (Secretary) and Mrs. Lilian Obenwa.
“In the three days that we (committee) have sat, we have not received a single petition, either in form of writing, telephone call or a text message, which means there has been no petition after the Primary Election in Ekiti State. Since there is no petition from Ekiti State, the committee has to wound up this afternoon,” the Appeal Committee stated.
In his response, the APC National Organising Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso, thanked the committee for undertaking the assignment on behalf of the Party, adding that all efforts were currently geared towards winning the July 14 Ekiti Governorship Election.