One of the aggrieved governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Abraham, has vowed to challenge the result of the primary of the party if the party fails to declare him the winner of the primary.
The party held its primary on September 3, 2016 and a former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), was declared the winner of the election.
Not satisfied with the result, Abraham, Chief Olusola Oke and Senator Ajayi Boroffice petitioned the Election Appeal Committee of the party, calling for the cancellation of the result of the primary.
Abraham, who spoke with journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Sunday, said he would use all avenues to get justice and if all the avenues failed, he would approach the court to get his mandate of being the party’s standard bearer at the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
He said, “I will explore all avenues to get justice; there are three avenues to get justice in the APC and I just explored only one; remaining two but if all the avenues fail, I will go to court.
“This mandate belongs to me and I will get it despite the fact that the name of Akeredolu has been submitted to INEC. We still have up till October 19, before his (Akeredolu) name will be substituted.”
Abraham, who was the preferred candidate of the National Leader of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, noted that the popularity of the party dwindled after Akeredolu was announced the winner of the primary
“The only way to revive the reputation of the party is to tread the path of justice. We discovered that the electoral process was fraudulent but we will not relent until we get justice,” the APC chieftain maintained.
He, however, dismissed the option of leaving the party as he said, “We are the landlord of the APC and it is not possible for the landlord to leave the house for the tenant. I will not leave the APC, I am not going to any other party, I will be here to correct all the wrongs. “
The aggrieved APC governorship aspirant urged his supporters across the 18 local government areas of the state to remain calm, assuring them that he would eventually get the ticket of the party to contest the November 26, 2016 governorship election.