The Chairman of the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Chief Jide Awe, has warned all rightful APC delegates to vote during the APC governorship primary on May 5 to not collect money from aspirants but collect it with a legitimate right.
Awe said this when resumed office after over three years in exile, thanking the party’s State Working Committee(SWC) for not impeaching him during his travail.
Awe, who was last week discharged and acquitted by the court due to the state government’s disposition to discontinue the case, praised Governor Ayodele Fayose for allowing common sense to prevail, saying this has made his stay in the ‘wilderness’ to be cut short.
He said we must listen to the people before picking our candidate because not APC members alone are the ones to decide who wins the election.
“I want to warn our delegates not to collect money from aspirants. If you want to collect, let it be a legitimate offer.
“The civil servants are ready for us, Okada riders, market men and women and even PDP members are ready for us. They have given us conditions and if we can fulfill our own side of the conditions, they will surely embrace us,” he stated.
Awe said the party will conduct a free, fair and credible primary that will appeal to all the aspirants and will back whoever emerges, winner.
“We are going to conduct credible a primary, and I will see among them who will not support our candidate; that shows the person is about leaving APC.
“That is why I am warning our delegates not to extort these aspirants. Whatever they will collect must be a collective and legitimate gift they can defend anywhere,” Awe advised.