Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has met with All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants and other stakeholders of the party ahead of the forthcoming general election in the State.
The meeting is coming amid heath scare about Governor Akeredolu even though his spokesperson, Richard Olatunde, had assured that his principal was recuperating speedily.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Richard Olatunde, the governor met with the candidates at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday, January 17 2023.
At the meeting, Akeredolu was said to have announced dates for the party’s senatorial campaign rallies in the state and charged party leaders and members to work hard for the coming elections.
According to the governor, Ondo South senatorial campaign rally will hold on January 23 in Okitipupa while the rally for Central senatorial district will come up on January 30, 2023 in Ondo town.
The governor, who is also the leader of the party in the State, informed that the Ondo North senatorial campaign rally will be held on February 6, 2023, in Owo, Owo local government area of the State.
He expressed assurance that the party would emerge victorious in the elections. He said, ” the APC is the party to beat in the state.”
Earlier, the State chairman of the party, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, thanked the governor for the successful presidential Ccmpaign rally held in the State recently.
“From reports, the rally is adjudged the best. We must keep the tempo going. We have laid our hands on the plough and there is no looking back.
“The presidential election is going to be ours, the Senate and House of Representatives are also going to be ours. We will win all the House of Assembly seats.
“We must work hard for this election.
Across the organs of the party, people love us because our people love the government. We can’t be pushed aside. We have a dependable and formidable leader.
“Our candidates are the best. We are going to give the best in term of the result. By the time the result is out, we will beat Lagos State. In beating Lagos State, we are talking about the percentage. We will count the total number of voters and the percentage won.
“During the last presidential election, people thought we lost the election, we didn’t lose. Because this state is progressive. There was crisis then, but today the party is united under Governor Akeredolu,” Adetimehin stated.