- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has denied alleged plan to leave the APC
- Akeredolu said he was sure of victory at the APC primary and the general election
- The governor, however, noted that he would ride on his achievements to secure a second term in office
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo state governor, declared that he has no plan to defect to another party to contest the governorship election because he is sure of victory both at the All Progressives Congress (APC) party primaries and at the main elections.
The Nation reports that Akeredolu who dismissed allegations of having plan B in case he lost at the primary said residents in the state were aware of his achievements.
Legit.ng gathered that Akeredolu who spoke through his commissioner for information and orientation, Donald Ojogo, said he was not interested in the crisis rocking the Unity Forum of the party but would rather focus on the process of bringing everybody together.
He said he was not bothered about a plethora of kinsmen from his Owo who are aspiring to be Ondo governor.
Akeredolu noted that the multitude of aspirants from Owo only creates the impression that somebody from Owo would remain governor but not in the manners of their desires.
He said: “We should not be talking about plan B. We don’t have anything like plan B, plan A and even plan C. All we know is that we are going into the primary of the APC to win and going to the election of October 10, to defeat whoever will be presented by any party. So, we have nothing like plan B. We can’t discuss plan B, there is no basis for us to even discuss plan B.
“You will also recall that these same elements in the Unity Forum rejected the idea of the advisory council. These elements in the Unity Forum could not have been united according to their desires because of certain unsavoury actions they took.
“Recall the insults they hauled on the person of former interim national chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande. They were very disrespectful which is very unusual in the culture of people of the southwest."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Akeredolu appointed a 26-year-old female of Igbo extraction, Ngozi Ugochi-Igbo, as his new special assistant on gender, research, and documentation.
It was reported that although the appointment by Akeredolu has sparked reactions on social media among critics who claim that she just finished the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, Ngozi has already resumed her duty.
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