Breaking: We’ve received three petitions against Aiyedatiwa’s victory —APC Appeal Committee

By: Ade Adeleke

The APC appeal committee headed by Former Governor of Bauchi State today said it has received three appeals against the emergence of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa as the candidate of the party in November 16, 2024 governorship election in ONDO state.

The final outcome of the primary election was announced officially in Akure by the Chairman of the election committee and Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo on Monday morning.

But three of the 15 governorship Aspirants who lost at the primary, have filed their appeals to seek the cancellation of the Excecise, asking the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to order fresh primary election.

According to the Chairman of the committee and immediate past governor of Bauchi State, Muhammed Abdullahi Abubakar (SAN), the members of the committee will be in Ondo state for the next twenty-four hours to receive more appeals if any.

The Committee announced that the three appeals came from Wale Akinterinwa, Jimi Odimayo and Gbenga Edema.

The Chairman noted that only Aspirants who participated in the primary election could submit appeal to the committee.

“The situation I met on ground was an inconclusive election that needed to be repeated in one local government. They were able to repeat election in that local government and by early this morning, they were able to declare the results of the primary.

“It is traditional in APC to set up a committee like this in order to follow up on the fallout of the primary election. It’s as a result of this that I invited the gentlemen of the press to be here today so that I can announce to them, the presence of this committee and the readiness of this committee to receive whatever complaints as a fallout from the primary election.

“The committee will be here till on Tuesday to collect whatever complaints that may be. Let me use this opportunity to assure members of our party that this committee intends to be thorough and transparent in treating any complaint that we will receive.

“I can assure you that within a space of few days, we will consider total number of petitions we received and render a report to the national headquarters of our party before the party takes a final decision on the issue of the primary.

“As I’m speaking with you, only three petitions have been received. I am calling on all the aspirants that have complaint(s) to please, feel free to forward it to us.

“We have since established our office at the headquarters of the party for the collection of this appeal if there are,” Muhammed said.

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