Confusion trails APC senatorial primaries in Ogun central
The delegates, who had been at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, venue of the primaries, went home disappointed as no one could give reasons why the elections could not hold
Confusion on Monday trailed the All Progressives Congress primaries of the Ogun Central Senatorial District as delegates and supporters of aspirants waited for almost eight hours without election.
The delegates, who had been at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, venue of the primaries, went home disappointed as no one could give reasons why the elections could not hold.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, one of the aspirants, Shuaib Salisu, said that nobody could give explanation on what really happened.
Salisu said: “The process is supposed to have started by 8am.
“This is some minutes before 5pm.
“Accreditation has not started not to talk of voting.
“We have to call attention to it that the process did not even commence, talk less of being concluded successfully.
“I won’t want to go into the realm of speculations.
“We will like to believe may be there are some logistics problem.”
Another aspirant, Alhaji Ganiyu Hamzat, said that the delegates were not happy with what happened at the venue of the primaries.
Hamzat said: “The delegates waited in the sun for hours and before we know what was happening, some people started fighting and that was the end of everything.
“We want the public to know that election did not hold, so we are expecting the party to let us know when and where election will hold again.
“Our delegates are ready and as I am speaking with you, we don’t have any candidate in Ogun Central.
“We want a free and fair election.
“I do not want to castigate our party.
“The venue of the primaries was not even conducive.
“I don’t think we can hold a free and fair election in that kind of venue.”