APC primary: Ekiti CP wants aspirants to reach consensus on delegates’ list


As the All Progressives Congress(APC) will today hold its primary to elect its candidate for the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State, the outgoing police commissioner, Mr. Abdullahi Chafe , has advised that all the aspirants should reach consensus on delegates’ list before the election.

Chafe, who is from Zamfara State in Northwest geopolitical zone, will today retire from the service after clocking the mandatory 60 years of age.

In his valedictory press conference at the command’s headquarters in Ado Ekiti on Friday, Chafe said the police were ready to provide sufficient security for the APC delegates.

He said there was need for the primary to be rancour-free for Ekiti, saying nobody will be allowed to threaten the relative peace in the state.

Chafe advised that for the election to be crisis free, there was need for the Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Almakkura-led Governorship panel to extract commitment from all the aspirants through agreement on the delegates’ list.

“I will only advise that His Excellency , Alhaji Almakura should meet with all the aspirants before the primary and allow them to reach agreement on the list of delegates.

“This is the only thing I think can generate crisis after the conduct of the election. I know it will be difficult to agree on the list and later changed that the list was not genuine.

“But as regards security, our men will be on ground and we shall ensure adequate security for all leaders and delegates”, he assured.

The police boss also commissioned the new Police Hospital built within the premises of Okesa Police Station to offer healthcare services to policemen and other residents of the state.


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