The Ondo state governorship election is heating up ahead of November
After arrest of the man with the highest popularity, presently, in
person of Gbenga Oke, things took turns as news filtered yesterday of
At the APC camp, things are not really going well with the team after
the big boss, Jagaban of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu disowned the party flag
bearer, Akeredolu, popularly known as Aketi.
The PDP camp is nothing to write home about either with the party flag bearer that is yet
to be defined on the back of internal differences. But as it stands,
Jimoh Ibrahim remains the party representative legally for the election
ahead of Jegede.
On the card, the seat is now for AD because of internal
problem other parties are facing but things may turn in the coming as
the President as step in to rally support for the APC candidate.
President Buhari is to lead the All Progressives
Congress (APC) in a rally for the APC gubernatorial
candidate in Ondo state.
No fewer that 25 state governors of the party, Federal
Executive Council, FEC members, national assembly members, ministers
and other party chieftains are also
expected at the rally slated for the Democracy Park,
Vanguard reports that the Vice President Prof Yemi
Osinbajo is also expected to grace the ceremony.
It remains uncertain if the former governor of Lagos
state Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Osun state governor Rauf
Aregbesola and Lagos state governor Akinwunmi
Ambode would be attending the rally.
This is because of the no love lost between the Tinubu
camp and that of Akeredolu over his emergence as the
candidate of the party.
It was gathered that buses have been sent to all the 203
wards across the state to mobilize party members to
The national chairman of the Party Chief John Oyegun
will lead the National Executive Committee NEC members to the rally
ahead of next week election.
Oyegun had led state governors, ministers and national
assembly members to the flag off of the campaign of Akeredolu last
week. Today’s mega rally would be the last before the November 26
President Buhari and the leadership of the party are
billed to arrive the state capital by 10am.
The state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko is expected to receive the
president at the Akure Airport today, November 19.
The President’s advanced team had arrived the state capital on Thursday.