The All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant for the Thursday primary election in Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, has declared that the APC appeal panel will handle all controversial issues surrounding the conduct of the election .
The former Secretary to the State Government, described the election as credible, free and fair, contrary to position maintained by his co-contestants, who branded the poll as a sham.
Seven governorship contestants had yesterday boycotted the election, citing alleged cases of manipulation and fraud.
Speaking with journalists in his Ikogosi, Ekiti West Local Gocernment’s countryhome, where he voted on Thursday’s primaries, Oyebanji commended the Governor Mohammed Abubakar Badaru-led panel for being thorough in the contest of the shadow poll.
“Th guidelines of our party gives room for the constitution of appeal committee to attend to whatever grievances anyone has. They have the right to their opinions, but the party will come up with its position on whatever they say”.
Disproving the allegation of fraud and manipulation, Oyebanji said, “We thank God for the role of technology in our politics. The reports I got was that things are going on well. I have seen people queuing for accreditation and voted.
“In fact, the process has gone on seamlessly and peacefully and the committee should be commended”.
Speaking about his expectation in the contest,Oyebanji added: “I know that God will give me victory, because the process has been free and fair and I have done what was expected of me by camapaigning to our people”.
APC appeal panel will handle issues around Ekiti primary election – Oyebanji