Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has described as shameful, the violence which marred the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Some aggrieved agents had disrupted the exercise alleging that the process was not credible.
Ballot boxes were smashed while delegates were prevented from voting.
Tanko Al-Makura, chairman of the election committee, had met with the aspirants after which he left the venue without addressing the media.
Reacting to the poor outing of his opponents, Fayose said the outcome of the primary had shown that the APC will lose the governorship election.
“The violence that marred today’s All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election is shameful and a clear indication that the APC will fail woefully in the July 14 governorship election because apart from its rejection by Ekiti people, the party has become a house divided against that can never hold,” he said in a statement on his behalf by Lere Olayinka, special assistant on public communication and new media.
“The whole world can now see the so-called progressives. Ordinary primary election, they can’t hold. It is shameful!”
“If the party could be this violent during their own primary election, won’t they do worse things during the election proper?
“INEC should therefore be mindful of being used to manipulate the July 14 election in favour of APC because the party has today, lost the election by the open advertisement of its anti-democratic credentials.”