Ahead of Saturday's (today) All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Ekiti, the National Leader of the party and former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said he has no preferred candidate for the election.

According to him, whoever emerges among the aspirants during the primary would be the candidate he would support during the July 14 election in the state.
  
More than 30 APC aspirants would be slugging it out in the primaries slated for Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

Among the aspirants are the immediate past governor and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, another former governor,  Segun Oni, Special Adviser (Political) to the President, Babafemi Ojudu, former Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Hon. Olufemi Bamisile, former Reps member, Opeyemi Bamidele, among others.

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Tinubu who spoke through his media aide, Tunde Rahman, on Friday said the speculation that Tinubu is backing a particular aspirant is far from truth.

He said the position of Asiwaju remains that he has no preferred candidate and whoever emerges in the primary would be his candidate. This, Rahman stressed, aligns with the position of the South-West APC elders who met the aspirants recently in Lagos.

He said, “Tinubu does not have any preferred candidate in the Ekiti governorship race. As a matter of fact, all of them are looking to him for support.

“He said until the primary has been done and the candidate emerges. It is that candidate that would be his own candidate. If you recall, APC leaders in the South-West also met all the aspirants and they told them the same thing.

" They told the aspirants that they were going to be non-aligned, they were not going to support any candidate and that whoever emerges would be their candidate.”

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