The lawmaker representing Kwara Central district, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, says some delegates whom he gave funds for logistics during the party’s primaries refunded the money.
He stated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s program monitored by Royal times on Wednesday where he spoke about the crisis within the ruling party.
Senator Oloriegbe faulted the process with which the primaries were conducted the most states ad accused the governors of imposing delegates on party supporters.
Narrating how he failed to get the party ticket at the party primaries, the outgoing Senator representing Kwara Central at the red chambers of the National Assembly specifically carpeted Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman alleging that the governor directed party delegates to vote in another direction. He challenged the governor to openly deny his claims.
“Even where people are selected, they should be given the freedom to exercise their franchise by voting for who they want, but it was not like that. The governors selected those to whom they would give instructions and some of them took an oath to vote where the governors direct them … and this was what happened in Kwara State.
“In my own election (primary), 17 delegates came back to give me money which I gave them for logistics; others did not because they said ‘we wanted to vote for you, but we are not allowed to vote’. There was one of my colleagues in Kogi who mentioned that people came back (to return his money).”
Senator Oloriegbe also said Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman has not reached out to him since then.