Aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial primaries in Ondo South Senatorial District have accused the party’s state chairman, Engr Ade Adetimehin, of being overbearing and interfering in the proceedings ahead of Saturday’s primary.

The aspirants said, in a letter signed by all of them, that the party chairman had turned himself into Mr Jimoh Ibrahim’s campaign chief.

They said the party’s leadership should remain neutral throughout the primary elections.

Speaking on behalf of the senatorial aspirants, Ambassador Sola Iji pleaded with the National Chairman of APC, Senator Adamu Abdullahi, and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to call the state chairman to order by prevailing on him to stop his bias and to allow all aspirants to go about their campaign without interference.

They maintained that the situation can cause disharmony in Ondo South Senatorial District if left unchecked.

“Since he has been elected to hold the esteemed office of the party’s Chairmanship position in the state, he has been enjoying the needed cooperation and support from all of us and the deserved respect accorded him,” the letter read.

“We are still pleading with him to play the fatherly role he is elected to perform and remain neutral henceforth.”

Ondo South senatorial aspirants accuse APC of plot to impose Jimoh Ibrahim