Peter Dada, Akure
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress in Ondo State and human rights activist, Dr Tunji Abayomi, has declared that members of the party in the Ondo North Senatorial District would not support Senator Ajayi Boroffice as the candidate of the party in the next general elections.
He said he won the party primary and was declared the winner but that the National Working Committee of the party allegedly gave the party ticket to the serving senator.
Boroffice is one of the three serving senators who had already been given the tickets of the party by the NWC after the primaries of the party.
Abayomi, who spoke with journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Monday, alleged that the national chairman of the APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, imposed Boroffice on members of the party in Ondo North Senatorial District.
He said, “I participated in my ward in the APC primary with other senatorial aspirants and I came first and was declared the winner by the party.
“It is therefore strange that my brother, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, who did not win the APC primary would wrongly and unconstitutionally be declared a candidate for the Ondo North Senatorial District by Adams Oshiomhole.”
But Senator Boroffice, who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Kayode Fakuyi , said there was no controversy about his candidature, insisting that he was the authentic flagbearer of APC.
He said, “You may wish to note that Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice had over 64,000 valid votes in the primary election.”