- Senator Robert Borofice has attributed APC's defeat in Ondo at the last general elections to dysfunctional structure of the party
- Borofice said the APC in the state is like a house divided against itself and that it really affected the party in the elections
- The senator, however, declared that the party is still in control despite the defeat it encountered at the polls
Senator Robert Borofice representing Ondo north senatorial district in the Senate said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is still in control of the state even though the Peoples democratic Party (PDP) massively defeated the party in the 2019 general elections.
Borofice who made this known in an interview with Leadership explained that the division in the state’s structure of the APC led to its defeat by the PDP adding that people of the state only voted for candidates not the party.
The senator said one of the challenges APC faced during the elections was that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu sponsored another candidate against him in Action Alliance (AA).
"APC is still in control but a house divided against itself cannot stand. If you had the votes earned by AA and add it to that of PDP, APC will be far higher than both.
"In fact, some people voted for PDP because they were disenchanted with what is happening in the APC. So, to a great extent, people voted for candidates not parties.
"The challenges I face mainly was that my governor who was supposed to support us sponsored another candidate against me in Action Alliance (AA) and was funding Action Alliance against me.
"The funds released for APC candidates during the elections was diverted to sponsor Action Alliance to a point that I and some of my colleagues had to use our own resources to provide logistics for our elections. I couldn’t afford to have polling agents, but God sent His angels to be my polling agents," he stated.
Legit.ng recently reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Otunba Nicholas Tofowomo, the senatorial candidate of the PDP as the winner of Ondo South senatorial election.
Tofowomo was declared winner of the election after scoring 81,892 votes to defeat his closest rival, the incumbent senator, Yele Omogunwa of the ruling APC who polled 55,610 votes.
The result was announced by INEC returning officer, professor Kayode Onifade in charge of Ondo South senatorial election in Ondo state after the senatorial supplementary election held on Saturday was concluded.
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