Groups kick indirect primaries in Ondo

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A former deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanisi and representatives of other groups have distanced themselves from the adoption of indirect primaries for all elections in the state.

Olanisi, who said he was not properly briefed on the agenda of a meeting held at the state secretariat of the party, last week, where indirect primaries was adopted, added he walked out of the meeting when he discovered the party was going to adopt the indirect method for elections.

Earlier, a group led by the senator representing Ondo North senatorial district of the state, Prof Ajayi Borrofice, had kicked against the adoption of indirect primary by the leadership of the party.

The group, which insisted that those who went for the indirect primaries were in the minority, said they were in tune with the decision taken by the national executive committee  of the party.

A leader of the faction and commissioner for Regional Integration, Mr Bola Ilori, said the decision of the state chapter of the party could not stand because those who adopted the indirect system did not represent the general interest of all APC members in the state.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, his Deputy Agboola Ajayi and some lawmakers had adopted indirect primary system for all  vacancies.

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