‘APC can only win Ondo governorship if…’ PDP aspirant

By Samuel Faleye, Akure 

A governorship aspirant in Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Yekini Olanipekun has stated that there is no room for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. 

Olanipekun, a former commissioner for sports and youths development has however sued for peace within the party ahead of the forthcoming poll scheduled for later in the year. 

Speaking at the Palace of the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo, while soliciting for support said APC can only win the state if PDP is divided, stressing that with the present economy crisis ravaging the country, the party has chances of remaining in power. 

He noted that he believes with the achievements of Mimiko, people of the state will never support candidate of APC. 

He however sought for the support of the traditional institution and the people of Ondo town over his ambition. 

According to him, he was aspiring to become the governor to further better the lot of the people of the state, saying the state needed a committed leader that understands the yearnings of the people. 

He said he was embarking on the consultation and sensitisation to inform the people of Ondo kingdom about his ambition preparatory to the nomination of candidates for the forthcoming governorship poll. 

Olanipekun told the gathering that he was ready to be a candidate that would work for the overall interest of the people of the state without fear or favour. 

The monarch however said the aspirants that are contesting the tickets of their parties should be concerned with programmes and policies that would further improve the lives of the people. 

Oba Kiladejo said as a royal father he belonged to all the aspirants and would offer royal blessing to any of them that seek his blessing.

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