- The governor of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu, has dismissed rumours that he will defect from the APC soon
- Akeredolu who denied the hearsay stated that he has nowhere to go even after the end of his administration
- The Ondo governor described himself as a strong APC chieftain who will always stand by the party's decisions
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has reacted to claims that he is already nursing plans to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akeredolu noted that even after leaving office, he will remain a strong member and supporter of the party, Guardian added.
Speaking further, the governor said he will return to his chamber upon the conclusion of his tenure because that is where he is most comfortable.
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“I am an APC person and I have said it over and over that I won’t leave APC. Once I am through, I am going back to my chambers where I find more comfort. So, whoever the APC brings, I will support."
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Meanwhile, Akeredolu has said any political party that fields a northern candidate for presidency in 2023 risked losing the support of southerners.
Akeredolu made this known on Friday, September 17, in an interview on Channels Television while speaking on the resolutions of the Southern Governors’ Forum on the 2023 elections and the fact that the presidency must be zoned to the south.
Legit.ng gathered that Akeredolu, the chairman of the forum, said this was for the sake of justice and fairness.
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He argued that when President Muhammadu Buhari, a northerner, completes his second term in 2023, the next president should come from the south.
The governor said:
“There are about three political parties that are in the Southern Governors’ Forum, we have the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress. All of us are unanimous in our position that the next president of this country must come from the south."