The runner-up in the September 3rd primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo state, Dr. Segun Abraham says he will not dump the party despite the current challenges. He says he will remain in the party to reclaim his mandate which had been allegedly given to Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN. Abraham with two other aspirants, Chief Olusola Oke and Senator Ajayi Borrofice had approached the party’s appeal committee asking for total cancellation of the primary election.
The National Working Committee, NWC, of the party last week had rejected the recommendations of the appeal committee and upheld the victory of Akeredolu. Addressing Journalists at the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Alagbaka Akure, Abraham, who at the weekend wrote to APC leaders and members, said since there are protest on the votes of the alleged winner, he is automatically the winner of the election. He said he will continue to pursue the course of his mandate until it is retrieved. According to him, there are three levels of authorities, we have only explored one level, if the need to go to court arises, we will explore it.