Osun 2018: APC Shifts Governorship Primary Election
The touted governorship primary of the Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been shifted.
The shift of the election initially penciled for Saturday, July 7 (today), is alleged to have the footprints of Governor Rauf Aregbesola all over it.
The governor faces strong opposition within the party over his attempt to make his Chief of Staff Gboyega Oyetola, the flag bearer of the party and his eventual successor.
Oyetola is the step brother of the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.
Amongst the populace, Oyetola is said to be facing growing challenge based on link to Tinubu.
Aregbesola is said to be undeterred in the midst of these allegations and has enlisted the aid of new National Chairman Adams Osiomhole in foisting Oyetola on his party men.
The party has now fixed July 19 for the conduct of the primary to pick its candidate.
The July 7 date was ratified by the out gone national executive led by John Oyegun to allow for two weeks for resolution of whatever conflicts arising from the process as done in Ondo and Ekiti States.
According to the deadline of electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) all political parties have till July 23 to resolve disputes from primary elections..
The shift in the date is already causing tension in the party.
All the 30 aspirants are said to have worked hard to secure favorable counts from the over 5000 delegates earmarked to vote.
This is not clear yet how the party intends to resolve issues around the conduct of the election before the deadline giving by INEC.
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