- APC will flag-off re-election campaign for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on September 5
- The flag-off campaign will be led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
- PDP has, however, postponed its flag-off campaign to September 12
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Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's vice president, would lead governors and other leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to flag off the re-election campaign of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Premium Times reports that the rally would come up on Saturday, September 5, in the Ondo state capital city, Akure, township stadium by 11 am.
Legit.ng gathered that this was disclosed in a statement signed by the spokesperson, Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa campaign organisation, Olabode Olatunde, and made available to journalists on Wednesday, September 2.
The online medium said that the party’s director of publicity, Steve Olatoro, corroborated the statement in a chat.
The party, however, urged supporters to comply with COVID-19 protocols at the campaign ground.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, however, postponed the flag-off of the campaign of its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, from September 5 to September 12.
The party’s secretary, national campaign council, Abdullahi MaiBasira, in a statement, apologised to their supporters for “any inconveniences related to the change in date.”
The two major parties, on Tuesday, sparred over allegations of procurement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from potential voters.
The opposition party accused the ruling party of buying PVCs from commercial motorcycle riders and traders in the state.
The allegations were made in a statement signed by the PDP’s spokesperson, Kennedy Peretei, in Akure.
He said the activities allegedly being carried out are illegal. But the spokesperson of the APC, Alex Kalejaiye, denied the allegations when contacted. He claimed PDP “is only feeling insecure.”
“They are certain that they can’t win the election and that’s the reason for such allegations. They should stop all their allegations.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that political parties in the state raised an alarm over the alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cause trouble before and during the poll.
CNPP noted that the need for security operatives to be at alert is following the recent outburst of a former chairman of the APC that his supporters will engage in violence during the election.
Rotimi Boboye, the state chairman of CNPP, who spoke at a press conference in Akure, noted that the ruling party's recent actions showed that APC has concluded plans to cause violence during the gubernatorial poll.
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