Ondo election: Akeredolu declares readiness for direct primaries

Ondo election: Akeredolu declares readiness for direct primaries

- Ondo state governor, Akeredolu says he is ready for any form of primaries that the APC might use to select its candidate for the Ondo governorship election

- The governor said he is not at all worried that his opponents in the oncoming primaries seem to be working together against him

- According to him, he is better prepared for the direct mode of primaries that they are backing and he is not afraid that he would lose to them

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The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has laughed off claims that he is afraid of losing his return ticket if the All Progressives Congress (APC's) choice of primaries is direct mode ahead of the October Ondo election.

“It’s laughable and that is unfortunate. You can’t put something on nothing. What is the basis for their clamour for direct primary?" the governor queried.

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The Nation reports that Akeredolu dismissed the challenge posed by about 15 governorship aspirants who have agreed that a direct primary was best for them to topple the incumbent governor.

According to Akeredolu, the arithmetic of politics was more than their imagination and he was better prepared for the direct primaries than them.

“For those who clamour for direct primary, the message to them is that Governor Akeredolu is more prepared for any mode of primary than those who clamour for direct."

Speaking through his commissioner for information, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu said he had no need to be scared of those working together against his return to office because they are on the wrong part.

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“Why must you be scared of a group of people with contradictory interests? What they have seen in the governorship aspiration is merchandize," he said.

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Legit.ng reported earlier that the APC in Ondo state has scheduled Monday, July 20 for the conduct of the primaries to pick which gladiator will represent the ruling party in the October 10 governorship election.

The second term bid for incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu may have hit a brick wall.

The governor who is seeking the party’s ticket is facing opposition from other aspirants within the party as they plan to wrestle the power from him.

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