- Akeredolu says he is not worried over those who are contesting against him from Owo
- The Owo born governor said those planning to contest against him are on a selfish mission
- At least 10 aspirants from both APC and PDP are from Owo
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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has shrugged off the plot by some of his kinsmen in Owo to unseat him in the forthcoming Ondo state governorship election.
According to reports, more than 10 aspirants from Owo have purchased nomination and expression of interest forms in the two leading political parties.
The Nation also reports that the aspirants have vowed to stop his re-election bid to enable them serve out his second term.
The governor who disclosed this when he visited the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III and other traditional rulers in Ose and Owo local government areas said his kinsmen are selfish.
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Akeredolu says he was there to notify them of his re-election bid. He added that Owo would not take chances at the polls with unknown personalities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo, the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has visited President Muhammadu Buhari to intimate him of his desire to seek re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor also presented his Expression of Interest forms to the president, Premium Times reports.
Akeredolu who is facing a serious challenge from different powerful aspirants in the state told State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, June 16, that he has secured the blessing of the president.
In another development, Bolaji Salami, the commissioner of police in Ondo state, prevented Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor, from leaving the government house with official vehicles.
According to reports, the deputy governor is trying to leave the government house with official vehicles and properties in preparation for his expected defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a trending video, the CP was heard to have said: “We are not saying you should not go out. Since you are defecting, even your letter was brought to me in my office this evening that you are doing it (decamping) on Monday, June 22.
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