Ondo election: Tinubu, APC governors working for Akeredolu’s victory – Okorocha

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Imo State Governor, Mr. Rochas Okorocha, has declared that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and all the APC governors in the country are working for the victory of the party’s flag bearer in the forthcoming governorship election Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN).

Recall that tongues wagged over the absence of Tinubu and some governors of the party to attend the inauguration of the campaign of the party in Akure last Thursday where the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, presented the party’s flag to Akeredolu.

But Okorocha explained that there was no division among the leaders of the APC over the emergence of Akeredolu as the governorship candidate of the party in Ondo.

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Okorocha, who spoke with journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday during a solidarity visit, said all the leaders would meet the aggrieved members of the party to resolve all their grievances.

He said, “We are not jittery, but we are concerned. We are not happy that we are losing some of our illustrious members of the APC. I will call on them to please make haste and come back.

“Those who are aggrieved by any means should please come back. Sometimes, it is about communication, if the right communication was dispatched, I don’t think this would have happened.

“Everybody is still with him (Akeredolu), Bola Tinubu is still with him, the Ogun, Osun, Lagos, Oyo governors are with him. The problem is that, like in all families, we have a communication gap. We are all together and by the grace of God, Ondo State will be APC-compliant.

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He said, “We are not jittery, but we are concerned. We are not happy that we are losing some of our illustrious members of the APC. I will call on them to please make haste and come back.

“Those who are aggrieved by any means should please come back. Sometimes, it is about communication, if the right communication was dispatched, I don’t think this would have happened.

“Everybody is still with him (Akeredolu), Bola Tinubu is still with him, the Ogun, Osun, Lagos, Oyo governors are with him. The problem is that, like in all families, we have a communication gap. We are all together and by the grace of God, Ondo State will be APC-compliant.

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“The Igbo people will support him not just because he is our in-law, but because he is a good man. The PDP and the AD candidates are strong but I know we will win.”

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