Aiyedatiwa makes firm claim on becoming party’s candidate for Ondo 2024 primaries


Over the weekend, Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa declared that he was certain to select the party’s candidacy in the upcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary.

At a strategic meeting in the state capital of Akure, Aiyedatiwa made this statement to executives and other members of the Lucky Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organization Foot Soldiers (LACO-FS).

Mr. Kayode Fasua, the state Director of Information, LACO-FS quoted the governor saying “my supporters should continue working and never doubt as my coming victory in the primary and general elections is the promise of God.”

He referred to the late former governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who preceded him as the governor of Ondo State, as a prophet who saw his eventual succession.

“This (my emergence as governor) is what my late boss, Governor Akeredolu wanted. A lot of people don’t really know Akeredolu, they don’t know that he was a prophet.

“There was a time after he (Akeredolu) returned from a medical vacation that he told the cabinet members during an executive council meeting that ‘Look, Aiyedatiwa will emerge as the next governor,” he recalled.

Aiyedatiwa stated that his goal to run for governor outside of the boundaries of his joint ticket with the late Akeredolu was not a show of strength but rather a real attempt to improve Ondo State and the lives of its citizens.

In order to ensure Aiyedatiwa’s victory, more than 250,000 campaigners known as “Foot Soldiers” had been stationed throughout the 18 local government areas of Ondo State, according to Dr. Oladipupo Okeyomi, the convener of LACO-FS.

Nonetheless, Okeyomi criticised a few of the candidates for governor, saying that they “turned the burial event of the late former Governor Akeredolu to a campaign ground where they were sharing money.”

Also, Prince Biyi Poroye, the Co-convener LACO-FS, said that “Aiyedatiwa is the choice of the masses in Ondo State, having achieved so much within a short period of assuming office as governor”.

According to Mr. Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, the group’s director-general, the LACO-FS will travel through all local government areas beginning next week and ending in mid-March. Governor Aiyedatiwa will spearhead the efforts.

Along with the introduction of t-shirts, aprons, face caps, and other campaign clothing and tools, Aiyedatiwa was decorated as the LACO-FS’s “Field Marshall.”




Alex Obichie
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