Tension in Ondo PDP as seven aspirants reject delegates’ list

About seven governorship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State have rejected the delegates’ list to be used for the the primaries scheduled for next Saturday in Akure.

The aspirants alleged that the list has been doctored by one of them.

The Clement Faboyede-led Caretaker Committee, party elders and seven governorship aspirants, who alleged that 101 names of fake delegates were detected rejected the list.

Faboyede while speaking before a three-man probe panel headed by a former governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, said he was ambushed by the secretary of the ward delegates’ screening committee.

He exonerated himself from the controversial list.

Other aspirants, including Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), Banji Okunomo and Dr. Eddy Olafeso were at the meeting.

Okunomo told reporters after the verification that one of the aspirants was the brain behind the doctoring of the delegates’ list.

“This aspirant is trying to destabilise the party. He should be suspended immediately; as we can’t move on with such a character.

“In addition, the aspirant should be disqualified from contesting in the primary because he will be a bad influence in a party that cherishes good name and integrity.”

The Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation hailed the leadership of the party at the national and state levels, “for not allowing any negative influence in the run-up to the governorship primary election.