National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, says the party has not endorsed any candidate for the July governorship election in Ekiti state.
Oyegun said this in a statement signed by his political aide, Soni Idahagbon.
He dismissed speculations that a recent visit to President Buhari by Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, in company of a former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo, was an endorsement of Fayemi.
Oyegun said, “Fayemi is a minister in the president’s cabinet and a former governor of Ekiti State; and Adebayo is also a former governor of the state.
“They could have gone to discuss development issues pertaining to the state,” the statement said.
“The APC is a democratic party, we are not dictatorial or nocturnal in all our dealings.
“When you talk of a consensus candidate, you talk of the common decision of all the contestants to pick on one person, not that any leader will come and impose a candidate against the will of the party delegates who are entitled to their votes.
“If I didn’t impose a candidate in my state, Edo, and in other states where primary elections had been conducted by our party; if the president had not imposed anybody in those states, why should we do such in Ekiti?”