Mr Opeyemi Bamidele, A governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, has pleaded to delegates not to allow money to influence or any other form of disparies to change their choice of candidate in the party’s primary.
The former Commissioner for information and strategy in Lagos state said the bigger interest of party in defeating the Peoples Democratic party need to be uppermost in the minds of the delegates.
In line with him, any money provided them by aspirants need to be seen as an act of generosity and not an attempt to buy their sense of right and wrong ahead of the primary.
Bamidele, who described himself as the satisfactory man for the task primarily based on his performance in political offices held in the past, urged the delegates to consider the pedigree of all aspirants and what they have achieved in the past as public officers.
In a assertion made to be had on Sunday, the former member of the house of Representatives in addition appealed to the leadership of the party to make sure a free, fair and transparent primary.
He disagreed with the ones calling on former governors not to participate in the primary, announcing it became their constitutional right if they believed they have been first-rate suited to govern the state.
He, but, entreated the former governors now not to use their position to manipulate the primary in their favour as that could stoke internal crisis in the party.
Enjoining party leaders to ensure cohesion in the party, Bamidele promised to carry all members along if they voted for him as the APC standard bearer in the state governorship election.
He added that the party and its leaders would play a leading role in his administration if elected, saying he understood perfectly the role of the party in modern day democracy and would pursue common interest of all and sundry.