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Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by engineerboat(m): 9:43am On May 05, 2018
The Ekiti State APC gorvership primaries is right now underway.


The much-awaited All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election will hold today, Saturday, May 5.

The primary election will hold at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Dallimore area of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.


The accreditation of 2,618 delegates that would elect the flagbearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) will start at 10 a.m, while the voting will start at 12noon.



Newsflash247 gathered that no delegates will be allowed to take his or her phone to voting points or snapping of the ballot paper.

Once a delegate has voted, he or she will be escorted out, no delegate will be allowed to remain in the stadium after voting.

Voting will be done by the local government by local government, and delegates from each of the local government will be made to drop their thumb printed ballot papers in the same box.

There will be 16 boxes, one for each of the local government.

Ballot papers will be displayed for all the agents to see and agreed on who has been voted for.

A total 33 aspirants, including former governors Chief Segun Oni and Dr Kayode Fayemi, are slugging it out in the race for the party’s ticket.

Also eyeing the ticket are Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator Gbenga Aluko, Hon. Femi Bamisile, Dr.Wole Oluyede, Hon. Bamidele Faparusi, Hon. Bimbo Daramola, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, Senator Ayo Arise, Dr Wole Oluleye and Dr Adebayo Orire.

Others are Mr Kola Alabi, Mr Kayode Ojo, Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua, Mr. Victor Kolade, Mr. Debo Ajayi, Chief Dele Okeya, Chief Diran Adesua, Chief Sesan Fatoba, Dr. (Mrs.) Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Mr. Olumuyiwa Coker and Deacon Adekunle Esan.

The rest are Mr. Dipo Ogunkoyode, Mr. Bodunde Adeyanju, Capt. Sunday Adebomi, Otunba Bisi Aloba, Otunba Yinka Akerele, Hon. Charles Dahunsi, Mr. Ajayi Olowo, Prince Tosin Olofinluyi and Mrs. Taye Matesun.

All the aspirants, who were cleared last week, have been given copies of the list of delegates expected to vote at the primary.


Stay tuned for more updates on the primary live report.


Cc: lalastoclala,

Buhariguy, madridguy

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by engineerboat(m): 9:46am On May 05, 2018
Ekiti 2018: Two ex-governors, three ex-senators, others battle for APC ticket.


Two former governors and three former senators are among 33 governorship aspirants who will be testing their popularity at Saturday’s primaries of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State.


The journey so far has been rancorous and tension-soaked with the entrance into the fray of bigwigs in the party, such as former governor Segun Oni, who is also the party’s South-west Deputy National Chairman. He started his campaign early and has been consistent.

Mr Oni however has another former governor to contend with: Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi.

Although Mr Fayemi was a late starter in the bid for the ticket, his coming has altered the power balance and greatly tilted the advantage far away from earlier favourites.

Babafemi Ojudu, the Political Adviser to the President, is no less popular and has shown himself a crowd puller in the build up to the primaries.

A former senator and veteran journalist, Mr Ojudu has appealed to over 2000 delegates that he had what it takes to send the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government out of power.

Ayo Arise is a former PDP senator, who now enjoys the cover of the APC. His ambition to be governor was nearly thwarted by his kidnap late last year. His chances on Saturday cannot be wished away.


Another aspirant, Gbenga Aluko, is a former member of the Senate. Twice, he had attempted to be governor of the state, but did not succeed. He was the Labour Party candidate in 2007 and in 2014, and also aspired on the platform of the PDP. His sojourn in the APC is bringing him close to the governorship race for the third time.

Other prominent contenders for the APC ticket include a former member of the House of Representatives and ex-Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele; a former member of the House of Representatives, Bamidele Faparusi; a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Femi Bamisile and a former Commissioner for Information, Afunminiyi Afuye.


Others include: Wole Oluyede, Bimbo Daramola, Wole Oluleye, Adebayo Orire, Kola Alabi, Kayode Ojo, Muyiwa Olumilua, Victor Kolade, Debo Ajayi, Dele Okeya, Diran Adesua, Sesan Fatoba, Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Olumuyiwa Coker and Adekunle Esan.


There are others like, Dipo Ogunkoyode. Bodunde Adeyanju, Sunday Adebomi, Bisi Aloba, Otunba Yinka Akerele, Charles Dahunsi, Ajayi Olowo, Tosin Olofinluyi and Taye Matesun.

As confirmed by the party, 33 aspirants have filled and returned the expression of interest forms making them eligible to contest. The party had earlier received letters of intent from 37 aspirants.


The large number of aspirants has been a source of worry to many political observers, but party spokesman in the state, Taiwo Olatumbosun allays fears saying that the number of aspirants ”underpinned the credibility of the APC platform and only fairness and transparency will see the party through the test now before it”.

Perhaps, the Ondo experience sounds a clear warning for the party. Over 23 aspirants sought the APC ticket for the Ondo State November 2016 election.

The outcome caused division in the party since the winner, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, came into office. A legal battle resulting from the primaries held in September 2016 is yet to be rested, following allegations that the delegates’ list was doctored in favour of the winner.


Mr Ojudu, during his declaration of interest in Ado Ekiti, warned his party not to toe the line of the Ondo primaries.

He called for a “level playing field” for all aspirants, saying it was the only way the party could avoid crisis.

Mr Fayemi’s entrance particularly created some furore, as other aspirants expressed displeasure that he was ”already comfortable and needed not upset the applecart”.

There were also contentions and bitter attacks leading up to the primaries. The party issued new rules and threats before calm settled on the battlefield.


The APC national leadership has however, assured that only the popularly nominated candidate would emerge victorious at the election which holds at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium, Ado Ekiti.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, while interacting with the aspirants and others allayed fears that the Ondo experience would reoccur on Saturday.

PREMIUM TIMES can report that the delegates have become the ‘darlings’ of all the aspirants and are being wooed for their votes. This is in spite of several warnings against monetising the election.

It is however not clear if the delegates and aspirants heeded the warning of the state party Chairman, Jide Awe, that they (delegates) might end up putting whoever eventually emerged as the party’s candidate in the bad light, given the desperate manner they (aspirants) have been going about seeking the ticket.


Outgoing Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe, has also given an antidote to avoid crisis.

He advised that the Governor Tanko Al-Makura-led primaries committee should get all the aspirants to agree on the list of delegates before going for the election.

While the idea by Mr Chafe may appeal to wisdom, the desperate political drives of aspirants may be a problem in achieving crises-free primaries. It is the duty of the party to provide the right environment and a transparent that will produce the candidate.

This measure however is not a magic wand for producing a sellable candidate. Only the delegates can determine a candidate that can stand the roaring forces of incumbent governor, Ayo Fayose and his anointed candidate, olusola Eleka





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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by engineerboat(m): 9:54am On May 05, 2018
In the spirit of political tolerance and democratic governance, I have directed the release of the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado State for use as the venue of the APC governorship primary election tomorrow. How I wish APC governors can also do this in their States.

GOVERNOR AYODELE FAYOSE

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by engineerboat(m): 10:16am On May 05, 2018
Delegates accreditation currently ongoing
Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by jerseyboy: 10:25am On May 05, 2018
Dem don teach Tinubu lesson. God father has no candidate this time around to avoid embarrassment and disgrace.

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by cormerstone2019: 10:33am On May 05, 2018
The best candidate should win, all of them av d credentials. Wat they don't av and need to av is the fear of God and love of fellow humans.

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by Neyoor(m): 10:36am On May 05, 2018
How is the place like? I learnt the battle is strictly between Segun Oni And Kayode Fayemi.
Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by engineerboat(m): 10:39am On May 05, 2018
3 gate to the stadium, each gate for each senatorial Districts.


No delegate is allowed to snap nor bring in mobile phone.


Once you enter the stadium no going out till after voting
Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by engineerboat(m): 10:40am On May 05, 2018
Neyoor:
How is the place like? I learnt the battle is strictly between Segun Oni And Kayode Fayemi.




Battle between presidency (Ministers) vs APC southwest (Segun Oni Vice Chairman South )

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by Neyoor(m): 10:42am On May 05, 2018
engineerboat:



Battle between presidency (Ministers) vs APC southwest (Segun Oni Apc sw Vice Chairman)


Yes! It's going to be a tough battle. Fayemi has the money and mercenaries. Segun Oni has the masses and excos.

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by Vatsyayana: 10:45am On May 05, 2018
JFK! Lenkan Si!
Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by engineerboat(m): 10:47am On May 05, 2018
Vatsyayana:
JFK! Lenkan Si!


The new-turned coat Osa-pra-pra abi.

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by deboysben(m): 10:52am On May 05, 2018
Segun oni is winning this one. Like for man of the people

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by seydam21(m): 10:59am On May 05, 2018
JKF has make an unforgettable mistake with civil servant... How i wish is to come an correct his mistake #icherish_JKF

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by cormerstone2019: 11:16am On May 05, 2018
I like on fayemi, but is possible segun win
Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by wallace1: 11:18am On May 05, 2018
I REPRESENT ISE-EKITI.

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by tuniski: 11:22am On May 05, 2018
seydam21:
JKF has make an unforgettable mistake with civil servant... How i wish is to come an correct his mistake #icherish_JKF
Whosoever wins will be thrashed by the PDP over and over again!

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by Neyoor(m): 11:29am On May 05, 2018
tuniski:

Whosoever wins will be thrashed by the PDP over and over again!

Stay there and be deceiving yourself. PDP has already made same mistake Fayemi made and the people will soon send them packing from Ekiti. I trust Fayose to decamp after the election.

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by seydam21(m): 11:29am On May 05, 2018
tuniski:

Whosoever wins will be thrashed by the PDP over and over again!
see you! � ... Power cannot do it again, ppl's opinion roaring marvelously... Remember JKF Vs fayose, Jonathan vs buhari

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by tuniski: 11:34am On May 05, 2018
seydam21:
see you! � ... Power cannot do it again, ppl's opinion roaring marvelously... Remember JKF Vs fayose, Jonathan vs buhari
Fayose won Fayemi fair and square . Only sour losers keep screaming manipulation. Ekiti people ain't cows to be manipulated. If they want you, no Jupiter can change that! 16:0 no be Joke!

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by tuniski: 11:36am On May 05, 2018
Neyoor:


Stay there and be deceiving yourself. PDP has already made same mistake Fayemi made and the people will soon send them packing from Ekiti. I trust Fayose to decamp after the election.
You certainly is delusional! APC will be thrashed silly!

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by seunmsg(m): 11:39am On May 05, 2018
Hoping Segun Oni will emerge at the end of the exercise. Fayemi stands no chance in the general election if he emerges.

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by Patosky4U: 11:40am On May 05, 2018
Apc is taking over ekiti inshallah.....






mean while

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by seydam21(m): 11:41am On May 05, 2018
tuniski:

Fayose won Fayemi fair and square . Only sour losers keep screaming manipulation. Ekiti people ain't cows to be manipulated. If they want you, no Jupiter can change that! 16:0 no be Joke!
why's that so? because there is no power in politics again... Don't think of it that prof Eleka & fayose will win because they are still in power
Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by PassingShot(m): 11:47am On May 05, 2018
engineerboat:
In the spirit of political tolerance and democratic governance, I have directed the release of the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado State for use as the venue of the APC governorship primary election tomorrow. How I wish APC governors can also do this in their States.

GOVERNOR AYODELE FAYOSE
PDP used the same stadium in 2014 when APC's Fayemi was governor. So, what's new here?

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by ostopsmich(m): 11:56am On May 05, 2018
Patiently waiting, today could be the end of APC in Ekiti State

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by ostopsmich(m): 11:58am On May 05, 2018
PassingShot:

PDP used the same stadium in 2014 when APC's Fayemi was governor. So, what's new here?
That's a big lie, PDP wasn't allowed to use the stadium instead they made use of Great Eagle Hall, get your facts right before you come here to spew rubbish

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by tuniski: 12:04pm On May 05, 2018
seydam21:
why's that so? because there is no power in politics again... Don't think of it that prof Eleka & fayose will win because they are still in power
PDP will win cos the majority of Ekiti people want them to continue. Let apc be forming elitist they will be shown the people's power once more!

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by denziz: 12:08pm On May 05, 2018
Respect,Ekiti kete.
Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by Neyoor(m): 12:19pm On May 05, 2018
tuniski:

PDP will win cos the majority of Ekiti people want them to continue. Let apc be forming elitist they will be shown the people's power once more!


The Ekiti people Fayose has refused to pay salary are the ones that will vote PDP, right? When u deceive yourself finish let me know.

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by Neyoor(m): 12:21pm On May 05, 2018
seunmsg:
Hoping Segun Oni will emerge at the end of the exercise. Fayemi stands no chance in the general election if he emerges.

Exactly! Segun Oni has was it takes to defeat Oshoko but Fayemi, I doubt.

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Re: Ekiti 2018: APC Governorship Primaries (Live Updates) by Babacele: 12:36pm On May 05, 2018
engineerboat:
In the spirit of political tolerance and democratic governance, I have directed the release of the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado State for use as the venue of the APC governorship primary election tomorrow. How I wish APC governors can also do this in their States.

GOVERNOR AYODELE FAYOSE
rubbish talk

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