The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has said Biodun Oyebanji remains its governorship candidate in this Saturday’s election.
There was a report earlier in the day that a court in Abuja had “nullified the Ekiti APC Governorship Primary.
But in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Segun Dipe, the APC said although there were some court cases after the emergence of Oyebanji as the party’s candidate, none had gone beyond the preliminary stage.
He asked the public to disregard the report, describing it as the forlorn wish of some desperate politicians in the state.
The statement reads partly, “While we do not expect anyone to take such mindless and baseless rumour serious, we owe the public the duty of care and assurance that they should disregard the rumour, which is farthest from the truth.
“Yes, there were some cases filed by some disgruntled elements regarding the governorship primaries we organized in January this year, which led to the emergence of Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, as the candidate of our party, but none has gone beyond the preliminary stage and all of them have been transferred back to Ekiti for hearing. No High Court is sitting on any matter regarding our primary in Abuja as at today.
“Furthermore, every matter relating to the primary has been adjourned till September this year. To the best of our knowledge, none is up for hearing at the moment. The only one perhaps, is in the wildest imagination of our detractors, which cannot see the light of day. Our party remains focused on the coming election and sure of untainted victory at the end.
“APC therefore calls on all electorate in the state to remain calm and unshaken in their resolve to ensure that their adored candidate, BAO, and adored party, APC, coast home to victory come Saturday, 18 June, 2022.”