Akeredolu Warns Supporters Against ‘External Influence’

Ondo elections, Akeredolu Warns Supporters Against External Influence The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has urged Ondo residents not to allow external influence deter them from supporting APC in the state.

Akeredolu said that those sponsoring the Alliance for Democracy see the people of the state as fools.

The APC flagbearer who noted that since the sponsors of the AD still have the APC government in their states, they are only taking the people of Ondo state for a fool for asking them to vote AD into government.

Akeredolu spoke at a rally in Obanla, Akure south local government in continuation of his local government campaign tour.

The APC candidate said “despite the fact that we have pleaded and also sent prominent people to appeal to them, some politicians in the southwest wanted to use the sunshine state as an object of political experiment”.

“Asking Ondo state people to vote for the AD while the sponsor states are still controlled by the APC is an insult on the sensibility of the people of Ondo state,” he said.

Akeredolu further said “if the sponsors of the AD candidate, Olusola Oke, are serious, they should first decamp to the AD in their respective states rather than stay under the guise of APC and continue to sponsor AD.

“The people of the state cannot be relegated into third citizens. The people of the sunshine state also deserve to enjoy the good of the APC in Lagos and Osun states,” he maintained.

Akeredolu charged the people not to be afraid and assured them that nobody can take away their rights.

He urged supporters and members of the party to embark on house-to-house campaign to enlighten the people on the need to stand against external influence.

The APC candidate said that the task to rescue the state and reposition it must be undertaken by all the good people of the state.

Earlier, Akeredolu took his campaign to the popular market along Oba Adesida raod, Akure where he was given a rousing reception by the market women.

He also visited Ilekun, Oda, Apomu, Isinka and Ipinsa where he addressed the traditional rulers on why they should support the APC.


I’ll Offer Leadership With Integrity – Akeredolu

Ondo elections, I’ll Offer Leadership With Integrity, Rotimi AkeredoluThe governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has said he is prepared to offer leadership with integrity that will move the state forward.

Akeredolu said the state is where it is because of lack of dedication by those at the helm of affairs of the state.

The APC governorship candidate spoke on Wednesday, November 16 at an economic summit organized by the Sunshine Progressives Coalition (SPC) held at the Adegbemile Cutulral center, Akure.

Akeredolu said if elected he would drive economic and industrial revolution into the state through foreign investors with federal government partnership.

The legal practitioner lamented the absence of industries in the state, and noted that the state was in dire need of investments.

He promised to run a government that would encourage investors to come to the state, as his government will not close its door to anybody who is willing to invest in the state.

Akeredolu also regretted that Ondo lost the opportunity to have Dangote Refinery sited in the state, and assured the cheering crowd that he would bring another refinery to the state.

He said the sunshine state, having the longest shore line and the deepest part of the sea in the country deserves a sea port.

The APC flagbearer said such developmental project is part of the reasons why the people of the state must vote APC into power so as to use the federal government advantage to accelerate the spate of the projects.

He said that the state is blessed with untapped natural resources which will attract lots of development.

He said “I can assure you, we will get refinery back to Ondo State. We will try to bring one that is bigger than the one Dangote wanted to bring here.

“But if we can’t get bigger one, at least we will get a refinery in Ondo state. We have the longest shore line in Nigeria, we have the deepest part of the sea, and yet, we don’t have a port.

“The only way we can get a port is through the Federal government’s support, even if we bring private companies to build ports, we will need the federal government to give license

“That is why we need to vote for a party that is in the center. We need investment in this state, don’t close your door to anybody, I will not close the door to those who are interested in investing in this state

“It is only in Ondo state today that we can grow rice but our government is lazy, up till today , we don’t have a programme about rice production and in North, some of the state have completed their programme. They have harvested, they have a lot to eat, sell to us and even import,” he stressed.

Ondo Election: Progressives Governors’ Chair Says Forum Supports Akeredolu

Okorocha rallies support for akeredoluThe Governor of Imo State, Mr Rochas Okorocha, says there is no division among the governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the emergence of the governorship candidate of the party in Ondo state, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Addressing reporters in Ondo State on Tuesday, Governor Okorocha said that the party was united and indivisible.

The governor disclosed that all the APC governors had met and resolved to work for the victory of the party and its candidate, Mr Akeredolu in the forthcoming governorship election.

Governor Okorocha was in the state’s capital to rally votes for Mr Akeredolu from the Igbo community in the state.

The Imo State Governor emphasised that the emergence of Akeredolu as the flagbearer of the party was solely the choice of the people of the state.

He said: “Your majesty, just to announce to you that I am here on behalf of all the APC governors. We are now 23 in number, plus one, twenty four and this includes all the APC governors in the south west, all APC governors in the south east, North central, North east, north-west and south-south. All of us are together.

“We are just here to support our in-coming colleague. Let me correct one impression. All APC governors met and have resolved to support our candidate. There is no division in our family, and APC is still one

“That is why the father of APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, will be coming on Saturday, and will address the people of the state to clear the air on those who doubt the unity of our party. We are united

“What brought us together is not interest to acquire power. It is the interest to bring the necessary change for economic emancipation of our great nation

“So, I am here to inform you that I came and Aketi has been chosen by all of us and we are solidly behind him. We are unshakably behind him

“In the next couple of days, the dust of Akure will raise to usher in the new governor. We believe in Change and believe me, my prayer is that Ondo state should not be outside this change arrangement

“We looked carefully and we did not force anyone to give us a candidate. We want the people to choose who they want and Akeredolu is as a result of that exercise.

“Akeredolu was never imposed by anybody. No party leader gave him any money, We allowed Akeredolu to come here and test his popularity but the people has spoken and since the people has spoken and given him to us, it is now our responsibility to support him and give him success

“Akeredolu is a man who has a heart of gold. He does not believe in primitive accumulation of wealth. He will make a good governor. He is not wealthy. He is not rich, not because he doesn’t have the wisdom to make the money, but because he believed that it should be shared equally”.

In his response, the Deji of Akure and paramount ruler of Akure kingdom, assured the governor that the people of Akure are solidly behind the APC and Akeredolu.

“By the grace of God, Akeredolu will get there, so Akure people are solidly behind him. There is no doubt about that. When we have the state and have the federal , what else do we need?

“Whatever we want, we will get it, so this time, whatever Akure wants, Akure should get – federal appointments and state appointments. We are behind the incoming governor. We will be prepared for the President’s visit.

The IMO State Governor, Rochas Okorocha also visited the Ezendigbo 1 of Ondo State, Igwe Gregory Iloehika and his other leaders of the Igbo people in Akure to seek their support for Barr Rotimi Akeredolu in the November 26 governorship Election.