- The announcement of Senate President Ahmed Lawan as the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress has been slammed by Akeredolu
- According to the Ondo state governor, the announcement was the personal opinion of the party chairman
- Akeredolu whose state was recently attacked said even though he his grieving the death of his people, the quest to return power to the south is still intact
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has faulted the announcement of Senate President Ahmed Lawan as the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
He said this in a press statement on Monday, titled, ‘Abdullahi Adamu on a frolic of his own’.
The statement read:
“My attention has just been drawn to the expensive joke purportedly enacted by the National Chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
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“The speculation is rife that the Chairman took a flight of fancy and decided to make a pronouncement beyond his competence.
“He has, allegedly, made public his preferred choice as the candidate of the APC for the Office of the President in the next general elections.
“This alleged pronouncement runs contrary to the position of majority of Northern Governors in APC and their counterparts in the South. Our agreement is unanimous on this issue.
“The Office of the President should be contested for by qualified persons from the Southern part of the country if the move to get a consensus candidate fails. There has been no shift from this settled issue.
“Let it be known that the Chairman or anyone who holds a contrary opinion does so at a personal level. He is at best embarking on a frolic which reasonable people will consider dangerous.
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“We are grieving but have not forgotten that Power MUST shift to the south. On this we stand.”
Tinubu donates 50million to Owo, 25 million to catholic church
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who visited Owo in Ondo state following terrorists attack on worshippers at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, the headquarters of the Owo local government area, has donated a total sum of 75million naira.
Specifically, the All Progressives Congress (APC) leading presidential aspirant donated the sum of N50million to the local government and N25million to the Catholic church for the treatment of the injured among other things.
The donation was announced by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the palace of Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye on Monday, June 6 when the Tinubu came to commiserate with the state.