The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State says its conduct of primaries for the forthcoming local government polls across the 18 local government areas of the state was calm, peaceful and rancour-free.
Mr Alex Kalejaye, the state Publicity Secretary of the party, stated this while speaking to reporters in Akure.
Report says APC had held its primaries for councillorship and chairmanship on Wednesday and Thursday respectively in all the 203 wards in the state.
The state Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) had fixed April 18 for local government polls in the state.
“I have gone round and I can confirm that the conduct of the primaries was peaceful, calm and rancour-free. Even in some areas where we thought there could be problems, they were peaceful.
The publicity secretary added that no fewer than 15 local council primary results had been released.
According to him, any grievance and misunderstanding emanating from the conduct of the primaries will be looked into and resolved.
Speaking on the resolve of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to boycott the forthcoming local council polls, Kalejaiye noted that any serious political party would want to participate in the election.
He pointed out that the state government had given assurance that free, fair and credible polls would be organised.
Kalejaiye enjoined those who had emerged as APC candidates in the primaries to be magnanimous in victory, put in place reconciliatory mechanisms and carry others along in order to win the main election.
“The race has just started. They must put in place reconciliatory mechanisms, in conjunction with their party leaders in their respective local government areas.
“This will ensure that those who lost in the primaries join hands together with them to win the main election on April 18,” he said.