The All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in Ondo State, Chief Isaac Kekemeke, says the party will not manipulate the process of the Aug. 27 governorship primary in the state.
Kekemeke said in Akure on Tuesday that the electoral process would be “free and fair.’’
23 governorship aspirants will participate in the primary with over 3000 delegates.
“As far as the forthcoming governorship primary in Ondo State is concerned, there is no basis for manipulation and there will be no imposition of candidate.
“It is the delegates (voters) that will speak and whoever the delegates pick becomes the candidate of the party.
“As the chairman of the party in Ondo State, I have no specific role to play in the conduct of the primary,’’ he said.
The chairman said the primary would be conducted by the leadership of the party at the national level without bias. “I know that the leadership of our great party at the national level has put in place mechanism to ensure free and fair conduct of the governorship primary on Saturday, Aug. 27,’’ Kekemeke said.
He described the current disaffection within the state chapter of the party as “family affair’’ that would be resolved within the family.