Declare MHR primary in Akure inconclusive —Reps member ‘LAF’ tells APC
The Lawmaker, representing Akure South/ Akure North Federal constituency and Aspirant in the APC primary, Hon Mayokun Lawson Alade has called on he leadership of the party to conduct fresh primary in the constituency due to alleged distruption of the exercise today, asking that the process should be annulled.
Alade stated this while addressing Journalists after the primary election in Akure, the state capital.
The lawmaker explained that the process was distrupted by political thugs when he was already winning the primary election.
Alade said: “It was a sad day in Akure election, every youth in Ondo State, most especially, Akure North/South federal constituency are not really happy as hoodlums came in while they were sorting election ballot and we were coasting to victory and all of a sudden, everything just went south.
“As you can see, my agent was beaten and taken away only to find him almost wounded, even me, I had to run for my life to avoid stray bullet.
“As we have it, there was no election and we are hopeful to have a re-run soon.
“Hoodlums distrupted the election, at the beginning, one of the aspirants was complaining about his name not being on the ballot as it was in the bye election, so he has been very furious about the whole election arrangement but we decided to go on as well and at the end of the day, the thugs just came in and everything just went wrong.
“Putting it into consideration now, the rule of law, the election is now inconclusive and we are hoping that the party leaders come up, we will have another date.
“Like you understand the bye election, the margin was clear, I am loved by my people, I have just been there for two months, so I am to go back.
“I was not aware of the Delegates list, I just saw the list and like the love of the people of Akure with me, I think I’m good to go among my people if we have a very good understanding.
“There is no situation to be reversed, there was no election.
“My supporters should keep calm, we are very peaceful youths and like you see, this is my agent but yet, we are all calm, we are hoping for the best and we know God is going to be on our side.”