An APC chieftain in Delta State, Frank Ajobena has described the governorship primary election held on Sunday in the state as a ‘show of shame’.
Ajobena stated that the conduct of the election was devoid of any regard for due democratic process.
He expressed his disappointment at the desperation shown by some camps of the APC in the state which led to the eventual withdrawal of aspirant, Pat Utomi.
He said the non display of delegates list for the primaries led to the opting out of Utomi.
In a statement where he expressed his dissatisfaction with the exercise, Ajobena said;
“The Delta State APC primaries scheduled for Sunday, 30 September 2018 has turned out to be another show of shame and total disregard of all rules of engagement in any decent democratic process. Sequel to the flawed process that kick started the primaries, one of the aspirants for the governorship position Prof. Pat Utomi objected to participating in the exercise.
Prof. Utomi’s objection was as a result of the non display of delegates list to the party’s primaries.
Prof Pat Utomi did not participate in any of the primaries where results are being concourted to be the outcome of the on going primaries.
What is playing out at the Asaba primaries is a repeat of what happened at the party’s state congresses in May 19th and 21st this year which culminated in the show of shame by the Delta delegates at the National convention.
Interestingly, Prof Utomi refused to be dragged into the power tussle between rival groups led by Jones Erue and Cyril Ogodo respectively.
As a chieftain of the party (National caucus member from Delta State) who has always stood for the unity of the party I am pained and ashamed by this senseless quest to grab the governorship ticket of our party by all means.”