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Ondo guber: ‘APC mode of primary yet to be finalized’

By Saheed Ibrahim

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Ahead of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, the party has said that it is well prepared to conduct fair and peaceful exercise coming up next month.

The party explained that it has been working tirelessly to ensure a smooth and successful process, just as it got directives from the party’s headquarters regarding the conduct of the primary.

The preparation, according to the party in the state followed the expression of interest by members of the party in the governorship seat and campaign tour to seek for the support of the party’s members.

It further assured to carefully assess all aspirants during screening and pick the best aspirants for the primary with plans in place to reconcile and unite the party after the primaries.

The State Director, Media and Publicity of the party, Mr. Steve Otaloro, who stated this in an interview with journalists in Akure said the

mode of primaries to be adopted is yet to be finalized.

According to him” we are considering all options to ensure a fair and democratic process. As for the incumbent Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, we believe in his leadership as the leader of the party in the state.

“His chances of winning are also bright as other aspirants.

“In APC, we allow all our seating aspirants to renegotiate their seats from party members by testing their popularity in the primary again.

“For the governor, he has the support of the party and the people of Ondo State, as you can attest to the numerous endorsements and support he has been receiving in the state and beyond.

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According to him, the APC was aware of the efforts by the opposition party, PDP, to field a consensus candidate against the ruling party and confident in its strength and the support of the people of the State.

“We are fully prepared to face any challenge that comes our way. The fact that they’re (PDP) considering a consensus candidate shows how deplorable and fragile the party has become in the state.

“The national leadership of our party is not playing any role in determining the standard bearer for the governorship election.

“Their only concern is for the election to be peacefully and transparently conducted. As individuals, they might have their preferences among the aspirants, but they can only wish that their choices will align with the preferences of our voting party members and the people of Ondo State.”

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