The Senator representing Ekiti south, Biodun Olujimi has revealed why she pulled out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election in Ekiti state.
Addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Olujimi said she was disenfranchised by the party.
Olujimi, who was one of the top contenders in the race said that she could not be part of a political process that had excluded party delegates who are mainly her supporters, adding that the development runs against the tenets of participatory democracy.
Olujimi noted the accreditation exercise was outrightly fraught with irregularities and sabotage, with the list of delegates brought by the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led electoral team allegedly doctored in favour of a particular aspirant.
“I came to drop my letter that I was pulling out of the process.
“What happened was that 14 local governments — four of them from my senatorial district — were given to a group of the party and the remaining two, where congresses should have held, nothing held.
“So today, the party asked me to use automatic delegates; 12 from my local government and 10 from Gbonyin local government, making 22 out of the 156 that I should have — and I feel disenfranchised.
“I feel like the party does not believe in my presence there. I believe the party does not believe in whatever I have done, so I have pulled out", she said.
When asked whether she stepped down for any aspirant, Olujimi said she didn’t step down but only pulled out of the race, instructing her supporters to vote for any aspirant of their choice.
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