- APC has warned Governor Wike to watch his utterance over Ondo election
- INEC is conducting the governorship election in the state on Saturday, October 10
- Wike had alleged that the APC is planning to rig the election
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Ahead of the forthcoming Ondo governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued a stern warning to the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.
The Nation reports that the party said it will continue to appeal to the people of the state to renew the mandate given Governor Rotimi Akeredolu four years ago, considering its efforts to reposition the state.
Legit.ng gathered that the APC stressed that it would not resort to rigging as alleged by GovernorWike.
Reacting to a statement credited to Wike, which alleged that the APC in the state had perfected plans to rig the governorship election, the party's publicity secretary, Alex Kalejaiye, said such a statement could only emanate from a man who never believed that elections could be won without crude intimidation, violence, and rigging.
He noted that decency in politics and thoughts of the transparent election are alien to the likes of Wike.
“APC in Ondo State has no reason to contemplate rigging in a state where it has won the confidence of the people on account of performance and integrity.
“For the benefits of Mr. Wike, we are banking on the popularity of our candidate, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, that of his running mate, Hon. Lucky Ayedatiwa, and the projects APC led government has initiated and executed in less than four years.
He stated further that the APC has constructed bridges, roads, and schools; set up industrial hubs at Ore, activated bitumen production.
“We have recorded unprecedented intervention in agriculture, and are currently pursuing, with uncommon vigour, building a deep seaport in the Southern Senatorial District, to boost the economy of Ondo state.
He said APC has a presence in all the 18 local government areas, and therefore, not going into the election as a party with a senatorial base.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Ondo state government sent a warning message to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state ahead of the October 10 gubernatorial election.
It was reported that Governor Akeredolu vowed that the state would do everything to stop Wike from asserting his influence in the election.
Wike had alleged that the APC working with the state government is mounting pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so as to manipulate the poll.
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