Stories by Gbenga Olarinoye
Controversy was, yesterday, dogging the APC after the party claimed ignorance of any petition against the primary conducted last weekend.
However, Mr. Rasheed Adegoke, who partook in the APC primary election last Friday alleged that he was frustrated in his attempt to lodge his petition against the emergence of Gboyega Oyetola as the candidate of the party.
Very reliable sources at the party secretariat told Vanguard, yesterday, that there was no petition filed against the conduct and outcome of the primary. Sources close to Adegoke, however, claimed that attempts to submit the petition over the weekend were thwarted as the appeal panel could not be found at the party Secretariat, Osogbo
The petition, which was taken to the APC Secretariat at Ogo-Oluwa area in Osogbo by the Administrative Officer of ‘Kunle Rasheed Adegoke (K-RAD) Campaign Organization, Mr Adegoke Adelere was not accepted by the officials of the party. An argument ensued at the APC Secretariat as some staff of the party seized working tools of journalists when Adelere was speaking with newsmen on Sunday.
In a press statement issued in on Sunday, Adegoke who is popularly known as K-RAD said narrated his ordeals in trying to summit the petition. “In line with the statement made by the chairman of the electoral committee of APC that organised the primary election on Friday 20th July, 2018, that complaints could be made to an appeal panel after the primaries, I made efforts to submit an appeal letter to the Secretary of the Panel at about 2 pm on Saturday 21 July 2018. Unfortunately, no member of the appeal panel was present to receive the letter.”
“All efforts to persuade the officials of the State Chapter of the party to receive the letter proved abortive. All efforts to reach Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who presided over the election proved abortive as he did not pick my calls and neither has he responded to the text message I sent to him to complain about the failure to have the appeal committee in place.”