Ondo election: Akeredolu visits Buhari, confident of victory

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Chief Akeredolu Rotimi has boasted that he would have been happier facing both Jimoh Ibrahim and Eyitayo Jegede together.

According to him, if  Jegede was chosen as candidate and Ibrahim as his deputy, he would still win as he has no fear about both of them .

“l can always tell you, people who know me, they know that I talk most times with some confidence, let me assure you here that by the grace of God,we will win the election in Ondo State.

On settlement of rift with the national leader of the party,  Bola Tinubu,  he said, ”I don’t have any rift with him since the primaries. You will see that as leader of the party, he has not said anything about it; he has accepted the primaries and we are moving on so I don’t have any rift with him at all and we are moving on.

Meanwhile, Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong has faulted his Ondo State’s counterpart, Dr Segun Mimiko’s visit to President Muhammadu Buhari over the fallout of the PDP crisis in his state.

LEADERSHIP recalls that the Independent National electoral commission (INEC) had announced Jimoh Ibrahim as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Ondo State.

Speaking to State House correspondents yesterday after a meeting with President Buhari, Lalong alongside the APC candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, said it was wrong for Mimiko to start running to the president to help them solve the problem of PDP  as he is not a member of PDP.

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He said, “Let me say it was even wrong for them to start running to Mr President, to help them solve the problem of PDP in their party, Mr President is the President of Nigeria and he is not a member of PDP even when we have problems in APC we don’t run to the  President,if he has a problem in his state,he is the governor, let him stay there and resolve the matter. It’s a matter between PDP and PDP and those matters are in court, so why should you run to the president? Is the president the chief judge of Nigeria?He is not INEC chairman.”

Lalong ,who is leading the campaign on behalf of the national executive for the Ondo election said he came to present Akeredolu to the president and that the APC has only one candidate unlike other parties and that candidate is Chief Akeredolu Rotimi.

“ Today again we are going into Ondo, all the mistakes we made in other states we have corrected them, we are seeing a very smooth election,not only a smooth election but the credibility of the candidate itself is something worth selling.”

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