Ondo Election: AD, APC Wrap Up Campaign

Ondo Election: AD, APC Wrap Up Campaign The Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have held their final rally ahead of the Ondo state governorship election holding on Saturday.

The Alliance for Democracy flagbearer, Mr Olusola Oke was in Ondo town where he expressed his gratitude to party members and supporters for their steadfastness throughout the campaign period.

It was a grand entry for the Mr Oke into Ile-Oluji and Oke-Igbo area of Ondo state and the residents rolled out the drums in solidarity with the AD candidate.

However, what started out as a peaceful campaign came under an attack which led to the destruction of a vehicle.

“This is just one of the series of attacks on our members across the state. Only yesterday we were told some of our members were maimed in Owo.

“Security forces must wake up to their responsibilities because all it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to keep quiet.

“I am appealing to my people to remain (peaceful) but there is a limit to which they can listen to me. Someone must be there to call them to order,” he said.

He also asked his supporters and other political parties to shun violence in the run-up to the poll.

For the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu, victory of his party at the poll come Saturday is assured.

He said this during the rally to wrap up his campaign at his home town in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state.

The campaign train moved through several towns to get to Owo where thousands of supporters were on ground to receive their man.

The APC candidate, again, rolled out his plans for the people. He maintained that his policies would cater for not just the people of Owo but the entire Ondo state.

Other leaders of the party also expressed their confidence that Akeredolu would emerge victorious at the polls.

2015 Election: Court Sacks Ondo APC Candidate For NASS Polls

APCThe Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the substitution of the House of Representative candidate of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) for Odigbo/Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo, Yejide Ogundipe and ordered him to be replaced by one Festus Adefiranye having won the highest number of votes in the primary election conducted by the party.

The judgement came barely four days to the National Assembly elections.

The judgement of the court was sequel to a suit instituted by Adefiranye through his counsel, James Anietor, challenging the substitution of his name with that of Yejide Ogundipe by the Ondo APC.

The plaintiff had informed the court through an exhibit that he came first in the APC primary election held, having scored the highest number of votes, only to discover his name was not submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

In his ruling, the trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole held, “Having listened to the submissions of all counsel in the suit.‎ It is obvious from the exhibit that the plaintiff was not present when the appeal panel was recounting the votes as such the decision of the national working committee of the party on which the plaintiff’s name was substituted cannot be trusted because it was based on a faulty foundation.”