The All Progressives Congress Chairman in Ondo State, Chief Isaac Kekemeke, says the party will not manipulate the process of the August 27 governorship primary in the state.
Kekemeke said on Tuesday that the electoral process would be “free and fair.’’
23 governorship aspirants will participate in the primary with over 3000 delegates.
He said, “As far as the forthcoming governorship primary in Ondo State is concerned, there is no basis for manipulation and there will be no imposition of candidate.
“It is the delegates (voters) that will speak and whoever the delegates pick becomes the candidate of the party.
“As the chairman of the party in Ondo State, I have no specific role to play in the conduct of the primary.”
The chairman said the primary would be conducted by the leadership of the party at the national level without bias.
He said, “I know that the leadership of our great party at the national level has put in place mechanism to ensure free and fair conduct of the governorship primary on Saturday, Aug. 27.”
He described the current disaffection within the state chapter of the party as “family affair’’ that would be resolved within the family.
He said that the party had commenced the process of reconciling aggrieved members to form a formidable party aimed at defeating the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state at the November 26 Governorship Election.
He said, “We have started working as a team toward routing PDP out of power in Ondo State comes November 26.
“Although, we are not ruling out having moles amongst us, but APC as a party, has what it takes to deal with such situation.”