Ekiti Central Federal Constituency II APC Primaries truncated by electoral violence instigated by Biodun Omoleyeseyichamber
Overwhelming evidence including, video, photos and witness report reveal that one Femi Awe, a direct aide and agent to Biodun Omoleye an aspirant, snatched and destroyed the ballot papers of the primary election on the 27th of May 2022.
Storming the venue, the aide of the former Chief of staff snatched the ballot box, then went on to tear the ballot papers, thus truncating the process.
The incumbent House of Reps member for the constituency, Hon. Wunmi Ogunlola, under camera also substantiated the facts that Femi Awe carried out the disruption, and vandalisation of the materials.
Efforts to submit an official complaint to the party secretary in Ekiti state and the committee from Abuja have also proved unsuccessful. This is due to the closure of the secretariat and unavailability of committee members.
I Mr Dele Philips, an aspirant in the election is thereby compelled by the unfortunate turn of events to carry out this press conference to highlight the above.
Most importantly, it is surprising that despite the disruption of the process, the party organs in Ekiti and electoral committee from Abuja are yet to transmit the date for a rerun election.
I am in support of a free and fair electoral process, and would make the below prayers;
1. The APC electoral committee and team from Abuja should be physically present at the venue of the rerun election, so as to observe the process.
2. The original blank result sheet, should be made available to all candidates to append their signature before the commencement of the rerun, this is again to authenticate the process.
Based on the above pronunciation, I challenge Hon. Biodun Omoleye to publicly disown the actions of his agent and personal assistant, Femi Awe at the venue of the primary election, and to also distance himself from any form of electoral violence.
There is also gain in saying that the tenet of democracy must be sustained in this process. Pre-written results has no place in the current dispensation of democracy in Ekiti state.
Finally, I want to commend Gov, Kayode Fayemi for his neutrality and leadership in this matter.