A member of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Committee on Ondo State Gubernatorial Election, Mr Osita Okechukwu has dismissed fears that the APC may lose the poll.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Okechukwu stated that Rotimi Akeredolu and Godwin Obaseki shared a lot in common and therefore he harboured no fears at all about Akeredolu’s victory.
“I don’t harbour any fears of APC losing Ondo State for His Excellencies Akeredolu and Obaseki share a lot in common.
“One, they devoted much more resources in the past four years to physical infrastructural development than stomach infrastructure.
“This is why some elites are antagonistic to both. Secondly, both diligently reconciled with their fellow gubernatorial aspirants within their parties thus going into the election with the spirit of internal democracy advantage.
“Thirdly, they both won same candidates in 2016 and one does not see the danger doomsayers are hyping.
“Fourthly, don’t forget that they are products of our great party, APC.”
Reminded that President Buhari has vowed to uphold the best tenets of free and fair election as the bedrock of democracy, making the use of the proverbial federal might a mirage, Okechukwu said “yes, that’s a good omen for Nigerian democracy.”
“Yes, Mr President’s position of non-interference and creation of level playing field is a good omen to our fledgling democracy and is no matter particular hinderance to Akeredolu’s chances of winning the October 10, 2020 Ondo State gubernatorial election. Aketi, I know has no damaging baggage and all the tendencies in APC are solidly behind him, unlike what happened in Edo APC gubernatorial election,” he stated.
Informed of the warning of the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) that Ondo State was not a conquered people or territory and anyone coming to rig should vanish such idea, Okechukwu quipped, “If Aketi didn’t keep his house in order, by diligently rallying the support of his former traducers like Distinguished Senator Boroface, Engr Ife Oyedele, Olusola Oke (SAN) and Co, one could have bordered about such statement.”