A member of All Progressives Congress (APC) national committee on Ondo state governorship election and the director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu, has dismissed fears that the party may lose forthcoming election in Ondo state.
Speaking with newsmen Wednesday in Abuja, Okechukwu said that governor Rotimi Akeredolu and Godwin Obaseki shares a lot in common, therefore one harbours no fears.
“I don’t harbour any fears of APC losing Ondo State for His Excellencies Akeredolu and Obaseki share a lot in common. One they devoted much more resources in the past four years to physical infrastructural development than stomach infrastructure. This is why some elites are antagonistic to both.
“Secondly both diligently reconciled with their fellow gubernatorial aspirants within their parties thus going into the election with the spirit of internal democracy advantage. Thirdly they both won same candidates in 2016 and one does not see the danger doomsayers are hyping. Fourthly, don’t forget that they are products of our great party, APC.”
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, Okechukwu said yes, that’s a good omen for Nigerian democracy.
“Yes Mr President’s position of non-interference and creation of level playing field is a good omen to our fledgling democracy and is no matter particular hinderance to Akeredolu’s chances of winning the October 10, 2020 Ondo State gubernatorial election.
“Aketi, I know has no damaging bargage and all the tendencies in APC are solidly behind him, unlike what happened in Edo APC gubernatorial election.”
Informed of the warning of the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) that Ondo state is not a conquered people or territory and anyone coming to rig should vanish such idea, Okechukwu said: “If Aketi didn’t keep his house in order, by diligently rallying the support of his former traducers like Distinguished Senator Boroface, Engr Ife Oyedele, Olusola Oke (SAN) and Co, one could have bordered about such statement.”
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