Bamidele Baderinwa, a lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency of Ondo State on the House of Representatives, has disagreed with the adopted oblique main system of electing the candidates of the social gathering within the forthcoming elections.
Speaking with journalists in Akure on Saturday, Baderinwa described the choice of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and a few chieftains of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) to undertake the oblique main system to decide on candidates for the 2019 elections within the state.
He additionally alleged that the Akeredolu-led Ondo State APC is against the continuing restructuring of the social gathering.
He stated: “No one can push us out of the party. We remain bona fide members of the APC. Akeredolu and [Ondo APC chairman, Ade] Adetimehin cannot push us out. Rather, they will leave the party for us. Whether they like it or not, we are going to adopt direct primaries in this state.”
Similarly, the APC Unity Group, a factional group within the social gathering, has additionally insisted that the the social gathering will conduct direct primaries.
Chairman of the group, Idowu Otetubi, stated: “We are not surprised at the stand of Akeredolu and his hand-picked state executives. We know that they are afraid and have a phobia for contests. All they want is to be hand-picking candidates for the party which shall be counterproductive.”
However, Ade Adetimehin, the Ondo State APC chairman, had stated they adopted oblique primaries and that there was no going again on the difficulty.