The Global News reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled to hold the Ondo State governorship shadow election through a direct primary on April 20.

A letter signed by the National Chairman, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and National Secretary, Sen. Ajibola Basiru, has been dispatched to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in preparation for the primary election.

Nze Chidi Duru, Deputy National Organising Secretary of the party confirmed the election method to newsmen in Abuja yesterday.

He said, “We are using the direct primary mode of election for Ondo State governorship shadow poll.

“This decision has equally been conveyed in a letter signed by the National Chairman and the National Secretary to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the party has adopted direct mode of election for Ondo State shadow poll.”

At the end of sales yesterday, 16 aspirants have obtained the necessary forms in preparation for the April 20 governorship primary election.

The incumbent governor, Lucky Ayiedatiwa and 15 others picked the expression of interest and nomination forms to contest for the party’s primary election.

The female aspirants are Funmilayo Mary Whaeed Adekojo, an engineer and Mrs. Funke Omogoroye Folakemi Judith, also an engineer.

Those who obtained the forms include Olusoji Adewale Ehinlanwo, Hon. Okunjimi Odimayo John, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim and APC National Vice Chairman (Southwest) Duerimini Isaacs Kekemeke.

Others are Akinfolarin Mayo Samuel, Adewale Okumuyiwa Akinterinwa, Olugbenga Omogbemi Edema, Chief Olusola Alexander Oke (SAN), Gen. Ohunyeye Olamide Felix, Morayo Lebi, a lawyer; Garvey Oladiran Iyanjan, Prof. Francis Adebayo Faduyile and Ifeoluwa Olusola Oyedele, an engineer (Male).

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