- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has secured the support of the minister of state for Niger Delta affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura
- Alasoadura stated that Akeredolu is the anointed candidate of the APC for the Ondo guber
- Moreover, the minister said that Jegede Eyitayo of the PDP is wasting his time
Ahead of the Ondo state gubernatorial election, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, the minister of state for Niger Delta affairs, has lent his support for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Senator Tayo Alasoadura described Governor Akeredolu as the chosen candidate and king of the Akure kingdom.
Alasoadura made this declaration while he addressed a crowd of All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Akure North local government area on Sunday, September 27.
Stating that Akeredolu should be allowed to go for another term to complete eight years, the minister argued that it was not yet time for a politician of Akure ethnic nationality to produce a governor.
He also said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s candidate in the state, Eyitayo Jegede, is only wasting his time.
The minister said:
“I am an Akure man and I can say very confidently the position of Akure people. Our candidate in Akure Kingdom is Akeredolu because we love justice and equity.
“Akeredolu is from the North. Akure is from the Central. The Central just completed eight years, the North should be allowed to complete their eight years. When next the position comes back to the Central, Akure will take the spot because Mimiko has used the slot of Ondo Kingdom.
“Besides, my brother, Jegede is merely wasting his time. We shall defeat him in the two Local Government in a level playing ground. Akeredolu is the man to beat in the two Local Governments in Akure kingdom.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had been urged to help end the violence in Ondo as political parties carry out their campaigns ahead of the governorship poll.
The call was made by the PDP in a statement by its spokesman in Ondo, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei.
The PDP in its message to the president accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolo of promoting electoral violence through political thugs.
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