Tinubu, Aregbesola, Ambode Shun Ondo State APC Campaign Grand Finale

By Ikenga Chronicles November 20, 2016

Tinubu, Aregbesola, Ambode Shun Ondo State APC Campaign Grand Finale

The simmering disaffection within the leadership of the All Progressives Congress(APC)got to its peak on Saturday, November 19 as the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun boycotted the grand finale of the party’s campaign rally ahead of the Nov. 26 governorship election.

President Muhammadu Buhari who graced the occasion expressed satisfaction with the September 3 governorship primary that produced Rotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the party.

The absence of the notable leaders of the South-West bloc might be in connection with the crisis in the party over the emergence of Akeredolu against the wish of Tinubu who had endorsed Abraham as his preferred candidate for the election.

Buhari, who indirectly took a swipe Tinubu at the rally witnessed by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Chairman of APC’s governors’ forum, Rochas Okorocha said the people of the state should make up their mind and vote for APC so that they could join other South-west governors in the progressive forum.

Recall that Tinubu had kicked against the Ondo APC Primary elections where the delegates list was allegedly doctored.

But Governors Okorocha of Imo, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Godwin Obaseki of Edo,Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Umar Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Badaru Abubarkar of Jigawa were at the rally witnessed by Ministers, and Directors General of government agencies.

Also present were immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf, former governor of Ekiti State and Deputy National Chairman of APC, Chief Segun Oni, Kayode Fayemi, South-West National Vice Chairman, Chief Pius Akinyelure, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Senator Omotayo Alasoadura , Minister of Niger Delta Usani Uguru Usani, Prof Claudius Daramola, former Deputy Governor Alhaji Ali Olanusi, Director General of Technical Aide Corps, Dr Pius Osunyikanmi among others.

Okorocha told the people of the state to join the 23 states in the progressives’ forum by voting Akeredolu in next Saturday’s governorship election, stating that all the governors of the party were behind Akeredolu in winning the election.

He added that the candidate would bring Federal Government presence to the state if elected as governor.

Saraki in his speech appealed to the people of the state to vote for the APC so that Federal Government’s presence can be felt, adding that Akeredolu has the mental capacity and intelligence to deliver good governance to the people of the state.

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