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Ododo: Ondo APC guber primary inconclusive, to continue on Sunday

Usman Ododo, Kogi state governor, says the Ondo governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue on Sunday.

Ododo is the chairman of the seven-member committee set up by the party’s national leadership to supervise the exercise.

In a statement signed by the Kogi governor late on Saturday, he said the election committee has decided that voting will take place in all 13 wards of Okitipupa LGA.

He said election did not hold in the LGA due to the late arrival of materials.

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The statement reads: “Having received reports of the primary election from the 203 Wards in the 18 Local Governments of Ondo State, the Primary election Committee has decided that election will be conducted in all the 13 Wards of Okitipupa Local Government with total validated registered members of 9,515 because of validated reports that the exercise did not hold in the Local government due to late arrival of materials and personnel as a result of logistics challenges.

“Election in Okitipupa Local Government shall be conducted 12 noon on Sunday 21st April 2024.

“The final collation of the results will be done thereafter.”

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The announcement comes amid protests by some of the governorship hopefuls over the conduct of the election.

While some have demanded the cancellation of the election, others alleged irregularities in the process.

Olusola Oke, Olugbenga Edema, Wale Akinterinwa, Dayo Faduyile and Jimi Odimayo are among the governorship hopefuls who have kicked against the conduct of the exercise.

Despite the criticism and controversies surrounding the primary election, the Kogi state governor said the process was transparent.

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TheCable reporters who monitored the election in Akure failed to see any form of voting in most of the wards in the Ondo state capital on Saturday.

The primary election was scheduled to take place across 203 wards in the 18 LGAs of the state.

The Ondo governorship election will take place on November 16, 2024.

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