- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has secured the support of a top Yoruba monarch ahead of the Ondo guber
- On Tuesday, October 6, the governor was endorsed by the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi
- Oba Aladelusi described Akeredolu as Mr Talk and Do, claiming that he has fulfilled his campaign promises to the people of the kingdom
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu's re-election bit got a great boost after he was endorsed on Tuesday, October 6, by the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi.
During his hosting of the governor at the palace, Oba Aladelusi described Akeredolu as a governor who surprised him by fulfilling his campaign promises to the people of the kingdom, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Aladelusi also referred to the Ondo governor as a man of truth, sincerity and integrity who performed well in the state despite the fact that he inherited huge debt during his first administration. He, therefore, called the governor Mr Talk and Do.
The monarch said:
“I never knew he could perform meritoriously as he did despite the bogus debts he inherited from his predecessor.
“When Governor Akeredolu assumed office amid inherited debts running into billions, many people thought he wouldn’t perform. I wrote him off myself because he inherited a scaring debt. He inherited six months of unpaid salaries but today, he has almost completely paid all the arrears.
“I want to say without any fear or favour that our governor is too honest, frank and straightforward for the Nigerian political environment. People like you only work for tomorrow, not today."
Meanwhile, Akeredolu on Tuesday, October 6, vowed that he would not be contesting gubernatorial elections again.
Governor Akeredolu made this promise during the signing of the peace accord alongside candidates of political parties who are battling for the governorship seat.
The occasion which took place in Abuja was convened by the National Peace Committee (NPC) chaired by a former Nigerian leader, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
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