A major contender for Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has rejected the results of the Saturday ward congress of the party, ahead of the July 14 governorship poll.
The ward congress is to elect delegates to the May 8 governorship primaries of the party.
Adeyeye who is an aspirant, called for the cancellation of results from Ikole, Oye and Ikere local government areas.
Addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the former national publicity secretary, alleged that the congress in the areas was marred by violence and tearing of nomination papers by hoodlums.
“In many of the local governments, the rules were strictly adhered to. But I want the security agencies and the committee to investigate the crisis in Ikere where Gbenga Ayeni was beaten up with charms and many people were also beaten up by thugs,” he said.
“The problem in Oye is that some thugs went to Ayede, tore the nomination forms and even brought the torn forms to my house, thugs were also used to disperse the people. People could not come out to vote because of fear.
“At Ikole, results of five wards were satisfactory but we rejected results of seven wards.”
While commending the efforts of the committee, Mr Adeyeye described the exercise as the best in the history of the party and the state.
“I don’t want any advantage but create an enabling atmosphere for me,” Mr Adeyeye pleaded.
Leader of PDP delegates committee, Senator David Mark, told newsmen at the government house, Ado Ekiti, that the congress is free and fair, but promises to treat complaints on merit.
On Saturday, supporters of Adeyeye and those of Governor Ayodele Fayose clashed during the conduct of the ward congress.Please subscribe to our newsletter