A leading Oyo South Senatorial aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Olooye Adegboyega Taofeek Adegoke, FCA said he is pulling out of the re-run of the Oyo South Primary scheduled to hold tomorrow, Tuesday 31, May 2022.
Adegoke, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), in a statement he personally signed on Monday announced his withdrawal from the charade called re-run primary election.
It could be recalled that the primary election which was earlier scheduled for Saturday was shifted to Sunday to protect the venue from thugs and supporters of some aspirants who had crowded the venue at Le Chateau.
On Sunday, despite the security arrangement at the venue, there was still irregularities in the conduct of the primary which led to 20.5% (98 votes) over voting.
The number of accredited delegates was 477 while the total votes cast was 575, with 98 over voting.
Adegoke, who is the Aare-Onibon Balogun of Ibadanland stated that his decision to opt out of the re-run primary election is to protect his integrity rather than allowing some cabals within the party to use his name to legalize illegality.
According to him, “I, Adegboyega Taofeek Adegoke (FCA), the Aare-Onibon Balogun of Ibadanland is pulling out of tomorrow Tuesday, 31, May, 2022 re-run primary election of APC Oyo South Senatorial.
“I am not ready to participate in a charade called re-run primary election that will not yield anything than to legitimise already prefered candidate by some cabal in the party.
“I don’t want to be used to legalize illegality where results will just be allocated randomly to aspirants.
“For integrity purpose, I will be staying off the re-run primary election to protect my name and what I believe in”.