Tinubu’s Preferred Candidate Loses Out In Ondo APC Primary

Akeredolu Wins Ondo APC Primaries
Rotimi Akeredolu

The All Progressives Congress governorship primary election in Ondo State ended with Rotimi Akeredolu, a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, emerging victorious.

Akeredolu defeated Olusegun Abraham, who is  believed to be the anointed candidate of APC leader, Bola Tinubu.

The keenly contested exercise saw Akeredolu, who was the flagbearer of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, during the 2012 governorship, poll a total of 669 votes as against Abraham’s 635 votes.

Abraham had to step down for Akeredolu during the 2012 contest




     

     

    The result of the election was announced by Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State who acted as the chairman of the election committee at the International Event Centre venue of the primary.

    Results show that the primary was a keenly contested despite the earlier allegation of imposition of a candidate on the people by some of the party’s chieftains

    Olusola Oke, who joined the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2015, shortly after the party lost the general election, surprised many with his performance at the election.

    In all, 24 persons contested for the governorship ticket, but the contest was majorly between Abraham, Olusola Oke, Robert Boroffice and eventual winner, Akeredolu.

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