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16 Nov 2016

Ondo Election: Okorocha Clears the Air on Alleged Feud Between Tinubu and Akeredolu


Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has assured Ondo people that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other APC governors are in support of the party's gubernatorial candidate in Ondo State.

Rochas Okorocha

The Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum, who is also the 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 behind the candidate of the party in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), according to the Punch.

Tinubu and some governors of the party had shunned 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.

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 also assured party members that the APC would win the November 26 election. 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.

“The Igbo people will support him not 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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