- Ondo state was agog as Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's reelection campaign kicked-off
- APC national leaders, Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, highlighted the event held in Akure
- INEC has scheduled October 10 for the guber election in Ondo state
Ondo was agog on Saturday, September 5, as Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and some top members of the ruling party arrived the state for the reelection campaign of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
The governorship election in Ondo has been scheduled for October 10 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Akeredoulu, who is seeking reelection on the platform of the ruling party, will have to face his embattled deputy governor Agboola Alfred Ajayi and his familiar foe Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), the former attorney-general of the state.
Jegede is running on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Ajayi will be testing his popularity on the platform of Zenith Labour Pary (ZLP) having failed to secure the PDP ticket.
As Akeredolu hit the ground running on Saturday by flagging-off his campaign in grand style, Tinubu, who was against the governor's election in his first term due to political differences, led the event which held in Akure, the state capital.
Chief Bisi Akande, former governor of Osun state and the inaugural chairman of APC, was also at the rally amid a massive crowd donning Aketi cap.
"Today we welcome Asiwaju Tinubu Ondo state to commission our Internal Revenue Service building. There is no better choice for this commissioning than the mastermind of Lagos' transition to financial self-sustainability," Governor Akeredolu announced the arrived of Tinubu to Ondo state via a post on his Twitter handle.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that like a prodigal son, Ifedayo Abegunde, former secretary to the Ondo state government, has finally made a U-turn barely two months after he resigned from Governor Akeredolu's cabinet.
Abegunde parted ways with Akeredolu as he resigned his appointment as the SSG on Monday morning, July 6, with some weeks to the APC primary election.
The former SSG was later rumoured to have stepped down in order to contest as a deputy governor to one of the governorship aspirants in the state, Segun Abraham.
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