Elders of the Ruling, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal constituency have insisted that Engr. Cornelius Oluwasegun Adebayo is the winner of the Party’s Federal House of Representative Primary Election held weeks ago.
Elder Sam Oyelowe who spoke on behalf of the elders at a Press conference on Friday Also, stated Hon. Tunji Raheem Ajulo-Opin didn’t by any means whatsoever contest for the Federal House of Representatives seat of the Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Irepodun/Isin Federal Constituency during the primary, noting that the purported Re-run election was not communicated to Engr Cornelius Oluwasegun Adebayo and the reason for the cancellation of the only valid election is still unknown.
He said, “It came as a rude shock to Engr. Adebayo and his supporters that another rerun was being conducted for the Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Irepodun/Isin constituency Federal House of Representatives seat, with the inclusion of an aspirant who had never participated in the initial process.
It is worthy of note that Hon Raheem Tunji Olawuyi (Ajulo-Opin) contested for the APC Kwara South senatorial district primary election and lost to Sen. Lola Ashiru.
Also, it is pertinent to state that Hon. Tunji Raheem Ajulo-Opin didn’t by any means whatsoever contest for the Federal House of Representatives seat of the Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Irepodun/Isin Federal Constituency.
He didn’t partake in the screening for the House of Representatives seat, he didn’t make it to the ballot for the original primary election for the Federal House of Representatives seat and in a similar vein, there isn’t any evidence whatsoever to show that he bought a nomination form for the Federal Representative seat, except if he fraudulently connived with the so called “cabal” to get the nomination form.
More so, it is important to note that there is no valid ground for the schedule of the purported Re-run primary election, as there wasn’t any protest or valid complaint against the initial Primary election, as the result was widely accepted by all.
The purported Re-run election was not communicated to Engr Cornelius Oluwasegun Adebayo and the reason for the cancellation of the only valid election is still unknown.
Cornelius Adebayo was neither represented nor did he have any agent present during the rerun. It was an internal arrangement orchestrated by a few unscrupulous elements disguised as progressives.
On this note, Engr Cornelius Oluwasegun Adebayo appreciates his supporters and encourages calmness to all. He assured all supporters and well wishers that justice shall be served, as the kangaroo rerun election is null and void and cannot stand the test of time.” He concluded.