A former Senior Special assistant to Ekiti state governor on public health and an All progressives Congress contestant into the House of representatives, Ekiti central, Federal Constituency 1, Dr Jimlas Opeyemi Ogunsakin, has expressesed discontentment over the outcome of Friday primary election that sanctified the reelection of the incumbent federal lawmaker, Hon. Sola Fatoba.
Ogunsakin according to the election result scored 3 votes .
Four contestants participated In the contest, with Fatoba emerging winner, after polling 114 votes, while other contestants – opeyemi Ogunsakin scored 3 votes, Oluyemi Esan garnerned 2 votes and Sunday Ola 0 votes.
Speaking with newsmen at the venue of the primary ,the enranged Ogunsakin expressed dissatisfaction on the conduct of the election.
He said “at the build up to the election,the party assured of level playing ground,that when people did not agree on concensus,aspirants would go to the field “.
Ogunsakin who alleged that the delegates’ list was doctored stated that if the country would move forward, politicians should embrace true democracy.
“another list just surfaced at a day to the election which caused a lot of confusion. There were multiple lists and people were surprised. The returning officer from Abuja did not show up, the new list was doctored to suit a particular aspirant . The state returning officer that came claimed they did accreditation and was not less than 30minutes.
“This is a complete disgrace to democracy, at the end of the day ,they would not feel obliged to their constituencies on performances “
Ogunsakin lamented that “ it was unfortunate despite all our sacrifices as a loyal party man.
He categorically stated that “as far as I am concerned there is no party primary conducted ,we have been short changed, we will seek redress through party machinery, because APC and Governor Kayode Fayemi believe in free , fair and credible primary and justice to all members.
“This is the 3rd time I am running for House of representatives. Even In 2014, when we were five in number, I scored 54 votes”.
He cautioned leadership to strive for futuristic leaders and give a level playing ground as always being advised by the state governor and APC Presidential aspirant, Dr Fayemi whom he described as a “ true Democrat”.