Speaking in a statement after he lost out in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election held during the weekend on August 3, 2016, an APC governorship aspirant in Ondo state, Jamiu Afolabi Ekungba, has reportedly described people of the state as bastards, saying he will never help an Ondo indegine going forward.
Over the past weekend, about 23 aspirants under the APC contested for the primary election which saw Rotimi Akeredolu emerge the winner, polling 669 votes, while Dr. Segun Abraham emerged as the second with a total of 635 votes.
Realizing that he scored less than 50 votes, the enraged aspirant from Owo, reportedly stormed out of the venue of the primary election and later vowed never to help any indigene of the state because he was badly treated at the election.
Dailypost reported that Jamiu Afolabi was quoted as saying; “I am highly disappointed in the people of Ondo, they are bastards and betrayals.”
He added that the people turned their backs on him when it mattered most and after he had spent over N300 million on them.
“They deceived me. I spent over N300 million naira on reaching out to each of the delegates alone.
“Even before the primaries, I had spent millions of naira. After collecting my money, they gave me just 44 votes.
“From today, I will never help any Ondo State indigene. I’ll rather give out my money to the Hausa beggars on the street,” he said.