Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and the Chairman of Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Primary Election Committee, has noted that the date of the party’s primary remains the same.
The Governor in his statement revealed that he does not possess the power to shift the electoral process following the request from six aspirants for the primaries to be moved.
According to Bello, at a meeting with the governorship aspirants on Sunday noted that the primaries can not be shifted.
The meeting held in Ijapo, Akure, the State capital, had in attendance twelve governorship aspirants.
The six aspirants wanted the election postponed because they had not been given the list of delegates that will participate in the primaries.
They posited that “holding the primaries on Monday is an injustice of the highest order.”
The aspirants who called for the postponement include Isaac Kekemeke, Sola Iji, Olayide Adelami, Bukola Adetola, Olusola Oke and Jumoke Anifowose.
In response, Bello said: “I don’t have the power to postpone Monday’s (today) primaries. We will go ahead with the exercise.”
“There is no perfect election anywhere, even in advanced countries like the United States of America.”