By Jubril Bada
Ahead of the yet to be fixed date for bye- election in Akure South/Akure North Federal Constituency by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, has said that the party would present credible candidate for the position.
He pointed out that the candidate to be presented would be the one to represent the interest of people of the Federal constituency.
Adetimehin stated this during a radio programme monitored by The Hope in Akure.
He assured the readiness of the party to conduct crisis free primary that would produce best candidate of APC for the bye-election.
The chairman assured that at the end of it all the mechanism to be put in place would lead the party into victory.
It would be recalled that the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila had declared Akure South/Akure North Federal constituency vacant following the death of Mr. Adedayo Omolafe on August 16 this year.
According to him, the APC as a well structured political party which believes in the welfarism of its members and the people of the state as well as good governance will not relent in its efforts in giving the best for the state.
Asked on how to ensure the large numbers of aspirants in the APC do not polaris and cut the chances of the party in winning future elections, Adetimehin said the party would put itself in order and ensure all aspirants are put to check for the party to have seamless primary through which best candidate will emerge.
“APC is loved by people of the Federal constituency and the state in general. There is an insinuation that people will transfer their support to the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate due to the personality of late Omolafe who was on the platform of the party until his death. You need to carry out your opinion poll. APC has best materials of people with integrity. What we need to do is to screen aspirants and bring out the beat.
“The era of ‘omo wa ni’ has gone as people have returned to where they belong” he affirmed.