Ekiti APC Primary: Some Candidates Will Be Disqualified For Causing Violence
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced plans to disqualify some governorship aspirants found guilty of disrupting the Ekiti governorship primary.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, disclosed this on Monday while responding to questions at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja.
Abdullahi stated that the NWC would make public its final decision on the aspirants on Tuesday.
He, however, declined to give the names of the aspirants who stood the risk of disqualification.
He said, “We just received a report from the chairman of the committee that we sent to Ekiti to conduct the governorship primary, the governor of Nasarawa state, Governor Tanko Al-Makura.
“He gave us a full report orally and submitted a written report of what transpired in Ekiti. They also made specific recommendations, which gave the NWC a couple of options on how to proceed.
“The NWC is meeting tonight (Monday) to consider the report and tomorrow morning, we will be able to make our decision clear on how to proceed.”
Speaking specifically about the violence which marred the exercise, he stated, “What I can assure you is that the individuals that took part in disrupting the exercise in Ekiti have been fully identified and we know the people they represented at the event.
“If we find them to be culpable accordingly, the aspirants they represent will be disqualified from the exercise and the individuals that participated in disrupting the exercise will be fully prosecuted.
“That is what I can tell you at the moment. But tonight (Monday), we will meet to consider the report and we will make our decision known and send the team back to Ekiti as part of the way forward.”