The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced new date for Ekiti State governorship primaries. The spokesman of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi, told newsmen on Tuesday that the primary election will hold on Friday May 11th, 2018.
Abdullahi, said the primary will still be conducted by the Governor Tanko Al- Makura led Committee, the only exception being the substitution of secretary of the committee.
Recalls that the primary election, which held on Saturday was suspended indefinitely over violence that erupted on alleged fraud being perpetrated by a particular aspirant.
They smashed ballot boxes and prevented delegates from voting. Only delegates from four local government areas had concluded their voting. It was the turn of the fifth council when the violence erupted.
Trouble started at about 5.30pm when some agents raised observations about how the process was being allegedly compromised, accusing men of the Department of State Services (DSS) of dictating to delegates who they should vote for.
Police and other security agencies shot sporadically into the air when the situation was escalating into a full blown violence among the camps.