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Ondo Election APC Governors are solidly behind Akeredolu - Okorocha

Okorocha also told newsmen that all the party leaders are united in their support for the APC candidate.

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State play

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State


The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors and the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu are in support of Rotimi Akeredolu.

Akeredolu is the APC guber candidate in the upcoming Ondo state governorship election slated to hold on November 28, 2016.

According to Punch, Okorocha said the party leaders are united in their support for the APC candidate.

He said “We are not jittery, but we are concerned. We are not happy that we are losing some of our illustrious members of the APC. I will call on them to please make haste and come back.

“Those who are aggrieved by any means should please come back. Sometimes, it is about communication, if the right communication was dispatched, I don’t think this would have happened. Everybody is still with him (Akeredolu), Bola Tinubu is still with him, the Ogun, Osun, Lagos, Oyo governors are with him. The problem is that, like in all families, we have a communication gap. We are all together and by the grace of God, Ondo State will be APC-compliant.

“The Igbo people will support him not because he is our in-law, but because he is a good man. The PDP and the AD candidates are strong but I know we will win.”

The Imo Governor also told the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, in his palace that all the APC governors have resolved to work for Akeredolu’s success.

Okorocha said “Your majesty, just to announce to you that I am here on behalf of all the APC governors in Nigeria, we are now 23 in number, all of us are together.

“We are just here to support our in-coming colleague. Let me correct one impression, all the APC governors met and have resolved to support our candidate, there is no division in our family, and the APC is still one.

“That is why the father of the APC, President Muhammadu Buhari,  will be coming on Saturday, and will address the people of the state to clear the air to those who doubt the unity of our party. We are united.”

“What brought us together is not interest to acquire power but the interest to bring the necessary change for the economic emancipation of our great nation.

“So, I am here to inform you that I came and Aketi has been chosen by all of us and we are solidly behind him, we are unshakably behind him.”

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede has accused Akeredolu of sharing poisonous loaves of bread to indigenes of Ondo state.

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