- Osita Okechukwu, a chieftain of the APC has reacted to the alliance of eleven political parties with PDP
- The member of the Ondo National Campaign Committee said the merger can't stop Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's reelection bid
- According to Okechukwu, the ruling party is sure of victory on Saturday, October 10
Osita Okechukwu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national campaign committee for the Ondo state governorship election has said that the reelection bid of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu won't be stopped by the alliance of 11 political parties.
In a report by Daily Trust, Okechukwu dismissed fears about the alliance while addressing a press conference on Tuesday, October 6, in Abuja.
According to the Voice of Nigeria (VON) director-general, the ruling party is sure of victory on Saturday, October 10, not only because of Akeredolu’s incumbency factor but going by his first term performance.
Okechukwu also said the achievements of the governor extended across his Ondo North senatorial district, as well as the Ondo Central senatorial district of Eyitayo Jegede and Southern senatorial district of Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor.
The VON DG added that the people of Ondo were yearning for more and would vote for Akeredolu to consolidate on the “numerous gains” he has made so far.
“To be frank, without being immodest, Akeredolu’s chances of winning the election hover between 55 and 58 percent.
“[Be] reminded that President Buhari has vowed to uphold the best tenets of free and fair election as the bedrock of democracy, making the use of the proverbial federal might a mirage.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that ahead of the Ondo guber election, about eleven political parties formed an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), handing a boost to the ambition of Eyitayo Jegede.
The merger was announced on Monday, October 5, in Akure, the state capital by Social Democratic Party (SDP) chairman, Oladele Ogunbameru, who doubles as the spokesperson of the political parties.
Addressing journalists while announcing the merger, the SDP chairman said the political parties are forming an alliance against the bad government of Governor Akeredolu.
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