APC primary: Akeredolu was ‘umpire & contestant’ but I’ll not head for court —Kekemeke

By: Ade Adeleke

One of the governorship aspirants in yesterday’s APC primary in ondo state, Hon Isaacs Kekemeke has acceoted the outcome of the exercise with reservations.

In a press statement personally signed by him and made available to SUNSHINETRUTH, Kekemeke said he would not challenge the primary result in court, noting that he would not move to another political party despite offers from the opposition parties.

The Pioneer state Chairman of the APC and former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), alleged that Akeredolu over used his power of incumbency to serve as both an umpire and a contestant during the primary.

Read the full text of the press statement below;

PRESS STATEMENT BY HON. D.I. KEKEMEKE ON THE ONDO 2020 ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARY ELECTION OF 20TH JULY, 2020.

Through the morning of yesterday Monday, 20th July 2020 to the early hours of today Tuesday, 21st July 2020, the APC Governorship primary for Ondo State was concluded.

It is still my conviction that the process leading to the voting was slanted, skewed and compromised to produce a predetermined result.

The advantages and opportunities that incumbency confer were overstretched to constitute the incumbent into both an umpire and a contestant.

But then the delegates have spoken clearly and so be it. I wish the winner and our party well.

I am satisfied that the Lekeleke movement, our platform for the campaign had been widely adjudged, acknowledged and applauded for running a decent, issue-based, knowledge-driven, strategically unique and inducement-free campaign locally, nationally and even internationally.

We are delighted by that humble contribution to the development of our democracy.

The Lekeleke movement that I am privileged to lead remains unwavering and undaunted in its commitment to a politics that prioritizes the welfare of the people and will continue to canvass free Education, quality and affordable health care, jobs and decent livelihood for citizens.

And now, we will be relentless in our sensitization and education of our people that whatever government they have is their making. I have been approached by some persons and groups to run my aspiration on their platforms. Others have advised a challenge of the process in court.

My answers; I remain in the All Progressives Congress and I shall not be going to court.

I will however continue to insist that our Party, the APC must be a party for all its members and not just a party for a privileged few in positions of authority.

Finally, I wish to thank those few delegates who voted their conscience and for our pro-people Vision. My thanks goes to the Almighty God for everything, the thousands of members, supporters, admirers, fans of the Lekeleke movement; my inspiration.

God bless APC
God bless Ondo State
God Bless Nigeria.

Lekeleke In God we trust
Lekeleke Kosiro, Kosebo

Signed:

HON. D.I.KEKEMEKE
21ST JULY, 2020.

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