The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State could not hold its primary election to chose its representative for the governorship election that will hold in the state in coming months.

Thugs disrupted the primary election, an act that has been condemned by one of the candidates, Kayode Fayemi.

He expressed the belief that the hoodlums were working for some of the governorship aspirants.

'Ordinary Election'

But that was not the concern of the Governor of the State, Ayodele Fayose, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He made mockery of the APC that prides itself as a progressive party. 

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Reacting to the poor conduct and disruption of the primary election, he wrote: "The whole world can now see the so-called progressives.

"Ordinary primary election, the APC could not hold here in Ekiti".

He then described the party as a group of persons progressing in division. 

"These people are hypocrites and enemies of democracy, masquerading as progressives.

"Their party is a house divided against itself, it's centre will never hold," he emphasised.

On the consequence of the violence, the governor said: "If they could be this violent during their own primary election, won't they do worse things during the election proper"?

Fayose then warned the electoral body which had released its guideline for the election that will hold on July 14 to guard against being used. 

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"INEC must be mindful of being used to manipulate the July 14 election in favour of APC. More so that they have by their conduct today, failed themselves."

Time is running out and the APC has to produce a candidate between now and the middle of June when the Independent National Electoral Commission will publish list of candidates of various parties ahead of the election.