The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, in a meeting with Ondo State Governor, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa and aspirants of the last Saturday’s governorship primary election at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, on Thursday.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday appealed to aggrieved aspirants who participated in Saturday’s primary election in Ondo State to back Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa ahead of the November 16 governorship poll.

He also told the aspirants how he lost his first attempt at the Kano governorship and said he could not call them aspirants who lost but that they were “aspirants that will be successful tomorrow.”

Ayiedatiwa was declared the winner by Governor Usman Ododo-led Primary Election Committee on Sunday after the poll conducted in all the 18 local government areas of the state.

But the result was contested over allegations of irregularities and violence in some polling units.

Addressing the aspirants at the party secretariat in Abuja on Thursday, Ganduje begged the aspirants to bury the hatchet and work together with Aiyedatiwa.

He said, “I have to thank you for honouring our invitation in the shortest time available and also considering the emotional distress as a result of the primary that was conducted a few days ago. Since we are all democrats, there are bound to be ups and downs in politics. The purpose of this meeting is to appeal. It is not to dwell on what has happened and what has not. What is correct and what is incorrect? If we dwell on that, it will lead to what we can call too much analysis leads to paralysis.

Fourteen aspirants who participated in the primary election were present at the peace meeting.

The National Deputy Chairman of the APC (South West), Isaacs Kekemeke, and Akinterinwa were however absent.

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