‘They took my hard earned mandate’, Funke Adesiyan says after Oyo APC primaries

Nollywood actress, Funke Adesiyan, has claimed that the ruling All Progressives Congress took her hard-earned mandate from her in the just concluded primaries in Oyo State.

Adesiyan stressed that the APC denied her from fulfilling her political ambition and forced her to surrender her mandate.

This is coming after the actress excitedly announced her victory on her Instagram page earlier.

Adesiyan said she won the primary election of Ibadan South East 2 with 207 votes against while her nearest contender had 32 votes.

However, Adesiyan said that though she was denied her victory at the Oyo APC primaries, she will accept the outcome in good fate.

Adesiyan made these assertions in an Instagram post adding that she may be tempted to ask why “we had primaries in the first place if the party’s hidden agenda was to impose candidates”.

The actress who is apparently not happy that she was denied her rights, however, urged all her supporters to accept the verdict in good faith adding that this is a phase that will soon pass.

The actress wrote;

“Dear friends,

“We have come to the end of a long journey. A very rigorous and eventful one. The people of Ibadan South East 2 have spoken. They spoke loudly and clearly.

“The journey of the last one year has been halted, and I thank you all for standing by me. For believing in my vision and for throwing your weight behind me in critical moments. I will never take this significant support for granted.

“The primary election has come and gone and I have been made to believe and accept the outcome in good fate.

“While I am not quite happy that my hard-earned mandate was taken from me, as this stands against the principle with which I stand for, I can’t go against the wish of our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

“I can’t understand why people, who bought forms sold at exorbitant prices, went for primaries and emerged winners only to be told that their names had been swapped for other anointed candidates”. One may be tempted to ask why we had primaries in the first place if the party’s hidden agenda was to impose candidates?

“This is one old injustice that has continued to dwarf the progress and entrenchment of internal democracy, one that has denied many people the full blessings of fulfilling their ambition politically.

“There is no better evidence of this than the brazen act of injustice that forced me to surrender my mandate.

“I urge all my supporters not to be wary as this is a phase that will soon pass.

“Today, I hold in my heart nothing but love for my people as I call on you all to not despair of our present difficulties but to believe, always, in the promise and greatness of our party (APC), Oyo State and Nigeria because nothing is inevitable here.

“I implore you all to go all out and vote for the APC in the 2019 general election and ensure that we record a resounding victory.

“Thank you and God bless Oyo state.“

Adesiyan was seeking to represent Ibadan South East II in the Oyo State National Assembly.

Recall that Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Sunday urged Nigerians to vote wisely in the 2019 elections and also questioned the integrity of the All Progressives Congress, primaries.

In an Instagram post, the first lady did not mince words as she stated that it is disheartening to note that some aspirants were not giving a level playing ground after purchasing nomination forms at exorbitant prices.

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