Kolapo Kola-Daisi, a contestant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Oyo South Senatorial District, has called out the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
After Tuesday’s rescheduled primary, Sarafadeen Alli was declared the winner after scoring 185 votes; Kola-Daisi got 145.
The announcement of the first election, conducted on Sunday, was suspended on grounds of irregularities in the number of votes.
In a statement in reaction to the outcome of the rerun, Kola-Daisi told INEC that it was an “illegitimate process and a sham”.
He thanked delegates and supporters for their support, especially during the process of the senatorial primaries.
The aggrieved aspirant told them that the fresh election “was held by a sect of our party”.
“Both constitutionally and by right to delegates’ votes, it is an illegitimate process and a sham; I totally dissociate and distance myself from it.”
Kola-Daisi announced that he had sent a formal complaint to the electoral umpire, the APC national headquarters, and the Senatorial Primaries Committee.
“Our supporters can be assured of my resolve to explore all possible options to reclaim their mandate”, he added.
Earlier, APC aspirants Abisoye Fagade and House of Representatives member, Shina Peller complained of inappropriate elections in Oyo.
Peller, who represents Iseyin/Itesiwaju/ Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, also raised the alarm of an assassination attempt on his life.
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