Former NBA Chairman Rotimi Akeredolu Wins APC Ticket In Ondo State
Former NBA Chairman Rotimi Akeredolu Wins APC Ticket: The Ondo state All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election is still on but a winner has emerged
Rotimi Akeredolu Wins APC Ticket In Ondo State
– A former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Rotimi Akeredolu has emerged the winner of the APC ticket in Ondo state
– Chief Akeredolu will now lead the APC for the Ondo state governorship election billed for Saturday, November 26
A former NBA chairman, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu has emerged the governorship candidate of the APC ahead of the November 26 gubernatorial election in the state.
Chief Rotimi Akeredolu is the APC candidate for the Ondo polls
Akeredolu, 60, emerged the APC candidate in a keenly contested election that saw him polled 669 votes defeating 23 other aspirants.
There were 2,774 accredited delegates who partook in the voting exercise. Dr Segun Abraham emerged second with a total number of 635 votes.
Popularly called ‘Aketi’ by his admirers, Akeredolu contested under the platform of the APC in 2012 but lost out in the elections to incumbent governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.
Widely regarded as a formidable politician, Akeredolu won the election without the backing of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Earlier in the day, there were sporadic gunshots at the venue of the primary election as men of the Nigerian police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) clashed.
The Ondo APC has been embroiled in crisis since the rumours circulated that Tinubu endorsed one of the candidates – Dr Olusegun Abraham.
On Thursday, August 18, warring members engaged each other in a gunfight at the APC secretariat in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
On Tuesday, August 30, fetish objects were placed in front of the party secretariat to prevent members from gaining access into the building.
Last week, there were rumours that the primary election of the party may be held in a military barracks to prevent breakdown of law and order.