*As APC UK seeks credible election
By Dayo Johnson
AHEAD of the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, the state chapter of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, yesterday, threatened to mobilize against any political party that fails to produce a balance ticket.
This came as the United Kingdom Wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) advocated for a credible governorship primary election ahead of November 2016 poll.
NSCIA insisted that it should be either Muslim/Christian or Christian/Muslim ticket.
Chairman of the state chapter of the Council, Imam Habibullah Akinpelumi, who gave the warning at press briefing in Akure, said: “We will dare any political party that will produce a Christian/Christian ticket. Any political party that fly anything less than a balanced ticket may regret its decision. We will aggressively mobilize the consolidated Muslim Ummah of Ondo State for the next governorship election.”
Akinpelumi lamented that more than 1.5 million Muslims with over 500,000 eligible voters are victims of political marginalization in the state.
He said “Today, the Muslim community as a whole can only account for less than 2 per cent of the engine room that drives the project called Ondo State. Muslims have been politically eliminated from the driving force of the state.”
APC UK wants credible polls
Meanwhile, the Vice Chairman of APC UK, Mr. Ayo Adigun said: “It is only credible primary that can help the party in picking the best candidate.”
He added: “It is imperative for APC to win the November governorship election in Ondo State so that we can move our dear state to the Promised Land.”
He urged delegates to reject the highest bidder if he/she is not trusted and credible.
Mr Adigun revealed that the APC UK (Ondo State) has agreed to use all available resources and international connections to support a credible and a visionary individual who is capable of creating a positive and inspirational vision for the future of our state and who will convey that visions in an engaging manner that will attract our people.