Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ondo state on Monday called for the disqualification of the Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, from the gubernatorial primary election of the party scheduled for next.
The chieftains protested against what they described as manipulation of delegates list and called for the arrest of a member of the House of Representatives, Kingsley Chinda, who served the Secretary of the the PDP Ward Congresses Electoral Committee. They alleged that over 101 fake delegates were smuggled into the ad hoc delegates’ list.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, a former council chairman and PDP chieftain from Okitipupa, Mr. Bitire Solomon, said the delegates list would be rejected before the primary next week.
“Three days ago, while the electoral panel was collating the results of the ad-hoc delegates congresses, there were protests by members, who chanted war songs and cursed Ajayi and Chinda at the front of Heritage Hotel in Akure, after information filtered in that both were tampering with the delegates’ list.
“Suddenly after the protests, members of the panel disappeared and later converged on a hotel in Lagos to hatch the plot.
“As we speak, over 101 names have been injected into the ad hoc delegates’ list ahead of the PDP primaries by Ajayi and Chinda.
“We are here to call on the leadership of the party to apprehend Chinda and disqualify the deputy governor for fraudulently manipulating the delegates’ list” he said.