There was dramatic scenes in Ondo state as Jamiu Afolabi Ekungba, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who was not impressed with the results of the party’s primaries, made his feelings known.
Ekungba, who had spent millions of naira on the elections, reportedly described people of the state as bastards, vowing never to render help to anyone from Ondo going forward.
About 23 aspirants under the APC filed out for the primary election which saw Rotimi Akeredolu emerging as the winner, polling 669 votes. Dr. Segun Abraham emerged as the second with a total of 635 votes. Ekungba only got 44 votes.
It was learnt that the aspirant from Owo, upon realising that he scored less than 50 votes, stormed out of the venue of the primary election and caused a scene.
Ekungba was quoted as saying, “I am highly disappointed in the people of Ondo, they are bastards and betrayers,”
“They deceived me. I spent over N300million naira on reaching out to each of the delegates alone.
“Even before the primaries, I had spent millions of naira. After collecting my money, they gave me just 44 votes.
“From today, I will never help any Ondo State indigene. I’ll rather give out my money to the Hausa beggars on the street.”
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