Results of the governorship primaries holding in Osun among three aspirants show wide margin with incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola leading.
Following him is former Secretary to the State Government Moshood Adeoti and former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives Lasun Yusuff.
However, the Rasak Salinsile faction of the party has alleged irregularities.
Results being posted online from local Government areas of the state such as Ede, Osogbo, Olorunda, Iwo, Ilobu, Ilesa, Ikirun, Ila and others are showing Oyetola to be in clear lead.
Rasak Salinsile, chairman of one of the two factions, said there is no way the result of the primary can be acceptable.
He said there are so many questions to be asked on the integrity of the exercise.
We raised it at the stakeholders meeting at the party secretariat. Many of our supporters can’t find their names on the register. Governor Oyetola is one of the National Caretaker Committee of the party and he is one of those that planned the primary election. No one will set exam questions and fail himself.
“All these anomalies will tell on the outcome of the election exercise. I see it as mere exercise, a waste of time and resources. We said it earlier that there are somethings that should be carried out before this election. As a member of the caretaker committee, Oyetola should have resigned 30 days before this election but he refused to resign.
“This primary was earlier scheduled to hold on March 5 but it was brought back to February 19 because the National Convention would come up on February 26 and he knew that new set of people will be on board and he wouldn’t have the kind of influence he has now by then. That’s why he is making nonsense of this exercise. He is only abusing the position he holds as a member of CECPC. So, whatever comes out of this exercise is a nullity, we won’t take it,” he declared.