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  • Updated: June 20, 2022

Oyo 2023: APC Risks Not Contesting In 13 Constituencies — Group

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Francis Ezediuno
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The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not be able to present candidates for the 2023 general elections in four out of the 14 federal constituencies and nine out of 32 state constituencies in the state.

This revelation was contained in a statement released by The Progressives Front, a group within the state chapter of the APC and obtained by AllNews on Monday.

The group also expressed worries that the development may adversely affect the fortunes of the party. 

According to Tunde Oladosu, the group's Coordinator, the development, if not quickly checked, would compound the lingering crisis in the party.

He stated that the information at the group’s disposal which was confirmed by sources in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed that primary elections were not held in affected federal and state constituencies before the deadline set by the electoral body. 

The federal constituencies involved are Oluyole, Ibadan South-West/ Ibadan Northwest, Ibarapa North/ Ibarapa Central and Iseyin/Itesiwaju/ Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituencies.

The state constituencies where APC will not field candidates are Ibarapa North/ Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East, Oyo East, Oluyole, Ogbomoso, Atisbo/Saki-East, OnaAra, Iseyin/Itesiwaju and Oorelope. 

“We should avoid what happened in Zamfara in the 2019 general elections when INEC disqualified all the APC candidates for governorship, national and state assembly elections because the party failed to conduct its primaries within the INEC stipulated time frame.

“Many are leaving the party in droves. The structures are collapsing. Those who are supposed to work for the party have moved to an alternate party, not because of anything but because they felt cheated. 

“Those who have not left have vowed to work against the party from within. This is exactly what happened in the 2019 general elections that led to the loss of the governorship and even the presidential elections to the opposition,” Oladosun said. 


 

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Francis Ezediuno
Francis Ezediuno

Francis Ezediuno is a journalist who is self thought on application of social media in news gatherin...

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