2023: Crisis Brews In Ondo APC

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A fresh battle is reportedly brewing in Ondo State between Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa over the nomination of candidates for the party ahead of the forthcoming primaries in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

It was gathered that aside the Deputy Governor, some cabinet members and aides of the governor from Ilaje Local Government Area are presently working for aspirants different from those the party leadership and the governor have perfected as ‘anointed’ for specific areas owing to the peculiarities of the areas.

A reliable source in the party who spoke with our correspondent yesterday on the condition of anonymity revealed that a meeting was held last Thursday at the Governor’s Office where preferred candidates of the party were chosen.

The meeting, which was said to have been at the behest of the Governor, was attended by members of the State Working Committee (SWC) led by the state chairman, Ade Adetimehin and prominent leaders of the party in the state.

Others who attended the meeting included the Deputy Governor and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Gbenga Ale, just to mention a few.

Sources also informed that at the meeting, the Governor and the leaders agreed on candidates for the House of Assembly election, House of Representatives and the Senate.

The party leadership and the governor, it was reliably informed, had agreed to give the son of the Olugbo of Ugbo, Abayomi Akinruntan a return ticket to the Assembly to pacify him to step down for former Information Commissioner, Donald Ojogo, who is contesting for the Ilaje/Ese-Odo House of Representatives’ seat.

A leader of the party in Ilaje, who was not at the meeting but expressed support for the resolution of the meeting held at the Governor’s Office, bemoaned the Deputy Governor for working against the choices made at the meeting.

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