As aspirants slugged it out for the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket in the party’s primary election in Ekiti on Saturday, APC National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, said in Lagos that he had no anointed candidate.
Tinubu spoke with newsmen in Ikeja as the APC held its ward congresses in Lagos.
The winner of Saturday’s primary election will fly the party’s flag in the July 14 Ekiti governorship election, in which the APC is seeking to oust the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
”I believe those in charge of the primary in Ekiti will do the right thing. I have put my own political gear in neutral.
”I have no anointed candidate. Everyone there aspiring and contesting are very dear members and they deserve the right to participate.
”About 33 of them in all, and we only need one seat for governorship. We have had leadership discussions. I like the fact that they showed up respectfully and committed to the peace and stability of the party in that State,” Tinubu told newsmen.
He said that feelers from Ekiti showed that things had been going on smoothly.
“We have responsible leadership around there.
”Sincerely, I had wanted to be in Ekiti, but when you have this situation where Congress is holding the same time their primary is holding, charity begins at home; I must stay in Lagos to ensure that I help them.
“There are capable leaders over there that will see to the smooth exercise of the primaries in Ekiti,” Tinubu said.
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