A former Managing Director of Daar Communications and Edo State governorship aspirant, Dr. Osaro Agbonifo Obaseki yesterday said he refused to pay N5.5m for the nomination and expression of interest form of the All Progressives Congress, APC, because according to him, results of the primary have been ‘arranged.’
He disclosed that he would contest the governorship election in another party.
Obaseki claimed he stumbled on a document that detailed how the primary would be conducted to favour a particular candidate.
The former University lecturer said, “I have lost faith in the primary process. Unfortunately I was in Abuja on Thursday and I stumbled into a document that I cannot divulge to the public for security reasons that makes it obviously clear that all those who are buying or who have bought their forms to contest the primaries of the APC are wasting their time.
“As an academic and someone who is guided by thesis antithesis and syntheses, I elected to withdraw my intention to contest the primaries of the APC, I will not tell you that I am no longer a member of the APC but I am more interested in being an E.D.O. (Empower, Develop and Opportunities) man than an APC man.
“I will rather be an Edo man than being a PDP. I am not running for the election as an APC candidate anymore. I am running for the election as Edo candidate on September 10.
“I have, therefore, elected upon wide consultations with my immediate and extended family, supporters, friends and well-wishers, not to pay the unwholesome of N5,500,000 for the expression of interest, and nomination forms of the APC”