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Ekiti Primary: Oni Threatens to dump APC

The first runner – up in the Saturday All Progressives Congress primary in Ekiti State , Segun Oni , has threatened to leave the party if he is not treated with respect .
He also demanded that his supporters must be respected and not victimised by the winner of the primary , Dr . Kayode Fayemi, and his supporters .

Fayemi won the primary by polling 941 votes ahead of Oni , who polled 481 votes , among other 31 aspirants.
Speaking with journalists at his country home in Ifaki – Ekiti on Tuesday , Oni raised the alarm that his supporters were receiving threats from Fayemi’ s camp.

“ I have a responsibility to protect my supporters . But this habit of winners take all and what we are hearing that Segun Oni ’ s boys will be in the cooler for four years if APC wins is what I won’ t tolerate.

“ We are not scavenging , neither are we scavengers . We have been receiving pressure from different parties that we should come for the tickets, but we said no , because we want this to be an example and become a new thinking that when you lose the primary , you must stay in your party even when you are popular.

“ But if they continue to harass my supporters , I may quit the party , because I have the responsibility not only to protect them but to ensure that they are not taken for a ride , ” Oni stated .

Meanwhile , the Ekiti State Governorship Primary Appeals Committee of the All Progressives Congress declared that it did not receive any petition with respect to the conduct of the primary .
The chairman of the committee , Fati Balla , said this while submitting the panel ’ s report to the APC National Working Committee in Abuja on Tuesday .
She explained that none of the contestants in the last Saturday ’ s APC governorship primary in Ekiti sent in any petition .

Balla said the three -member appeal committee , which was inaugurated on May 2 , sat for three days after last Saturday’ s primary .
Other members of the appeal committee are Captain Bala Jibrin (Secretary ) and Mrs . Lilian Obenwa .

Balla said , “ In the three days that we (the committee ) sat , we did not receive a single petition , either in form of writing , telephone call or a text message , which means there was no petition after the primary in Ekiti State.

“ We have come before you this afternoon to submit a report . Since there is no petition from Ekiti State , therefore , the committee has wound up this afternoon . ”

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