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Lawmaker urges Ondo APC to examine discrepancies in membership register

The lawmaker representing Ese-Odo/Ilaje local federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Donald Ojogo, has urged the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to examine cases of discrepancies in the  membership register of the party in Ondo State.

Some members of the Ondo APC, including governorship aspirants, have kicked against the revalidated membership register.

Ojogo, who spoke in a telephone interview, said the November governorship polls is a must win for the ruling APC.

He called for the conduct of a credible and fair primary to avoid unnecessary litigations from the opposition parties.

According to him: “I just returned from a medical trip and recuperating. I have seen the register in circulation but in spite of my preliminary observations, it’s difficult for me to make a comprehensive comment because that will not be too good.

“All the same, the National Headquartera has a responsibility to examine all established cases of discrepancies so that at the end of the exercise, the party will not be insulated from unnecessary litigations from the opposition parties. We need to do all that is legitimate to win Ondo state, not just for APC, but for the President because this is a test for us in Ondo state. It is the first off-season election to hold in Mr President’s political zone, Southwest.

“So whoever emerges the party’s candidate must win, carry on and prepare the ground well for Mr President’s 2027 project without legal hinderances. We need a governor to prepare ground for Tinubu 2027 re-election.”

Another member of the House of Representatives who hails from Ondo South senatorial but asked not to be named confirmed that his name was missing from revalidated register.

He said the names of those on the register were not members of the Ondo APC. My name is not there. I am curious as to how they arrived at that list. Does it mean I cannot vote. A lot of party members have been disenfranchised. It will be too bad of they allowed that list to be used. It will be a sorry story.”

Source: Nation