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Akeredolu Unveils 953-member Campaign Council, Tells Jegede to Wait 12 yrs

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GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has released the list of members for his campaign in preparation for the Ondo State governorship election in October

Akeredolu, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the election, is expected to flag off the campaign in September.

The list of the committees was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the governor, Politics and Strategy, Mr Victor Olabimtan, on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the list contained 953 names divided into committees and sub-committees

The APC state chairman, Mr. Adetimehin, was named as the chairman of the committee, while a former speaker, Mr. Victor Olabimtan, was announced as the Director General of the campaign committee.

Governorship aspirants also in the committee are Messrs Issac Kekemeke, Olusola Oke, Ife Oyedele, Segun Abraham, Dayo Faduyile, Jimi Odimayo and Sola Iji.

The former deputy governors include the chairman of the Unity Forum, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, Lasisi Oluboyo.

The Information and Orientation Commissioner, Mr. Donald Ojogo, was announced as the chairman of the Media and Publicity of the Committee, while Rotimi Ogunleye would serve as Vice Chairman and Alex Kalejaye as its Secretary.

The statement said all the committees would be inaugurated on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Akeredolu, told the PDP candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede to wait for another 12 years before contesting for the governorship position. Speaking in Akure, Akeredolu said: “We need to work for the party. The APC will continue to rule this state forever if we organise ourselves based on principle. When I complete my next four years in the north (senatorial district), it will go back to the south.

“The south will rule for another eight years and after that, it will come back to the Ondo Central (senatorial district). So, it is not yet the turn of Akure (Ondo Central), they should go and wait for their turn.

“Let us work for the party, not only Akeredolu but the APC. We may have challenges here and there, but this party has done well for this country. The opposition is not good; don’t let us allow them to take over this state.”

In his remarks, the state chairman of the party, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, urged members of the party to work in unity, saying “There is no Team Aketi, we now have one team which is team APC, let us work for the party, this party has transformed this state.”


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