- The APC has said that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo has no running mate yet
- There were reports that GovernorAkeredolu chose Lucky Ayedatiwa as his choice
- The ruling party in the state said that the governor is still looking for a suitable person to work with him if he eventually wins the election
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo has denied reports that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has chosen Lucky Ayedatiwa from Ilaje local government area as his running mate.
The spokesman of the ruling party in the state, Alex Kalejaiye, said on Wednesday, July 29, that the governor is still looking for a perfect person to fill the position, The Nation reports.
There were viral media reports that Ayedatiwa became Governor Akeredolu's choice after much consultations with his Aketi political group and members of his campaign organisation.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Akeredolu had emerged the governorship candidate of the APC in forthcoming Ondo state gubernatorial election.
Akeredolu was declared the party’s flag bearer, having won the highest number of lawful votes at the party’s primary election held at Akure on Monday, July 20.
Kogi state governor and chairman of the Ondo APC primary election committee, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, announced the results at the end of the exercise which lasted for several hours.
Aspirants who participated in the primary election were Isaacs Kekemeke, Bukola Adetula, Chief Olusola Oke, Sola Iji, Olaide Adelami, and Jumoke Anifowose.
The governor defeated his closest rival in the exercise, Chief Oke with over 50 per cent votes. Akeredolu also polled the highest number of votes in all the 18 local government areas of the state.
After announcing the results, Governor Bello said members of the committee were fair to all the aspirants that participated in the election.
He urged all the aspirants to support Akeredolu in the main election to ensure the APC retains Ondo state in the October 10 election.
Governor Bello had earlier assured all the delegates that the exercise will be free and fair.
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