A gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state, Senator Ayoade Ademola Adeseun has petitioned the screening committee monitoring the ongoing primary between him and billionaire businessman, Engr. Seyi Makinde over alleged doctoring of delegates’ list.
The Ogbomoso-born former Senator further alleged that the party’s leadership was trying to use illegal means to give the ticket to somebody, stressing that, “I will not be a party to that.”
The screening for the delegates was on when Adeseun’s supporters suspected alleged irregularities in the delegates’ list and engaged the opposing camp of Makinde in shouting match.
Visibly enraged Adeseun called the attention of the PDP National officers who were in Liberty stadium to monitor the exercise to the development and thereafter headed to the podium where two of the party’s leaders in the state, Dr. Saka Balogun and Elder Wole Oyelese were seated, to protest.
Few minutes after, he granted the press interview where he said “it may interest you to know that even in my local government, 56 names were fraudulently inserted into the delegates’ list.
“And people who were never delegates were brought in here. We have written a letter to the chairman of the primary committee that this process is seriously flawed. Because we knew this thing was going to happen; we suspected it and we wrote a letter to the National Chairman about 10days ago and up till today the Chairman of the party and neither the Secretary nor the Organizing secretary has replied. If as at yesterday, I could not see the delegates list until few hours ago, it shows that something is fishy and I cannot be a party to such an arrangement,” Adeseun alleged.
He left the mainbowl of the stadium around 1:38pm in convoy of his entourage.
Pacesetter News had earlier today published an exclusive interview granted by Engr. Femi Babalola (Jogor) who expressed serious worry about the outcome of today’s gubernatorial primary.
Babalola was the third aspirant until the party leaders begged him to step down for them to realise a possible consensus candidate between Makinde and Adeseun.
Notwithstanding Adeseun’s misgivings above, Engr. Makinde commended the process and the arrangement put in place by the party to ensure a hitch-free primary.
Makinde was of the opinion that all party members belong to the same one big umbrella family with the hope that PDP would form the next government of the state in 2019.
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