The senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, has called for the cancellation of the just concluded governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.
He made the call just as a member representing Akoko South West/South East federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Babatunde Kolawole, said the exercise was characterized with malpractice.
The duo spoke at a reception rally organised by Kolawole and attended by thousands of indigenes of Oka town and its environs at the Palace of Olubaka of Oka-Akoko in Akoko South West local government, Oba Adebori Adeleye.
Borrofice, who came fourth in the primary election, said he was informed that those who were not delegates, were allowed to vote in the exercise.
He said if the APC primary election appeals committee finds the allegation to be true, he is expecting a total cancellation of the exercise.
The senator said: “Before the conclusion of the election, I kept hearing the rumor that the delegate list has been infiltrated.
“That there are even some people who are not accredited, who are not even delegates but were given tags and induced to come and vote. And that has been substantiated now and it’s unfortunate.
“I am in support of total cancellation of the election, we must do it again”, he said.
When asked whether he will contest under another party if the primary election result is not cancelled, Boroffice vowed to stay put in the APC.
“I am a loyal party man, I had the opportunity to leave the party in 2012 but I didn’t. I was one of the three people that remained then, among the aspirants
“I am not in this party to be a governor. I am in this progressive party to help build Nigeria
“And if don’t become governor, another person will be a governor, as long as the process is free, fair and credible”, he said.
In his remarks, Kolawole said the senator has just returned from a battle field and they are happy he returned safety despite all the odds against him.
He commended the national leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed for ensuring the party remains united.
Earlier, the monarch said the town was happy with the performance of Senator Boroffice in the governorship primaries of the APC.
He said Boroffice, who is the Asiwaju of Akoko, stood tall among other aspirants in the election, adding that he had represented Oka town well.
Oba Adeleye stressed that the people of Oka will keep pushing the aspirations of the senator until he attains the position agitated for by the people of the community.