Some aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State vying for the House of Assembly tickets as well as some members of the party in Owo Local Government Area have threatened to work against the party.
They stated this while staging a protest against an alleged imposition of candidates by the Ade Adetimehin-led executive of the party in the state.
While carrying placards with inscriptions like ,”Aspirants demand equal rights”, “Owo will not tolerate imposition”, “Owo leaders mortgaging our future through imposition”, one of the aspirants, Moses Oladugba alleged that there were no primaries in any part of the local government on Friday, as thugs were mobilized to disrupt the process.
Oladugba, an aspirant for Owo constituency 1, threatened to work against the interest of the party in the next year’s elections if nothing is done to correct the injustice.
“It is very sad that after spending over N1.3 million purchasing forms, the party did not allow any primary election to take place by sending thugs to chase people away. No election took place, they just write figures.
“These people (APC leadership) called us on Thursday to protest against imposition of Sen. Ajayi Boroffice representing Ondo North Senatorial District.
“We did this and now on Friday they imposed candidates on the people. What do we call that?
“I want to appeal to the national leadership of the party to quickly do something now, otherwise we will work against APC and we will ensure the party lose in 2019,” he said.
Another aspirant, Mr Babatunde Olaposi also told newsmen that no election took place in the constituency.
“We are protesting what happened where they imposed someone on us. We can’t get it right if this is how the state government want to continue.
“There was no election at all on Friday, we heard later that someone has won, even when there was no election. Very unfortunate,” he said.