One of the leading figures in the APC Unity Forum in Ondo State and Deputy Senate leader, Ajayi Borofice has purportedly tabled a six points of demands to be met before he could support the reelection of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for second term.
Among others, Borofice has sought to present Akeredolu’s running mate for the October 10 election.A reliable source and member of the reconciliation committee led by Governor Abubakar Sanni Bello of Niger state said, although the conditions are yet to be officially unveiled, it was gathered that the Senator tabled the demands to the APC National Reconciliation Committee for Ondo State.
As part of efforts to stem further crisis in the APC, the Governor Sanni Bello led committee was in Akure today where it met stakeholders, especially aspirants including Governor Akeredolu.
But the push for the position of deputy governor, ostensibly for a crony, has polarised the Unity Forum as the senator, without consultation, is rooting for one of the aspirants, Jimi Odimayo.
Aside deputy governorship slot, Boroffice seeks the following; an unreserved apology from the governor; establishment of a Governor Advisory Council to advise the Governor on critical issues; concession of key Ministries to the Unity Forum;
“All members of the Unity Forum holding elective positions in the State and National Assembly must be given automatic return tickets for re-election; dissolution of state, local and ward executive committes of the APC in Ondo State.
Curiously, Odimayo who is on the cards in the camp of the Senator for the position of deputy governor had short after the announcement of the APC Primary election Committee, described Governor Yahaya Bello as a votes robber.
Odimayo, who spoke through a short post on the facebook page of his Director of Media and Communication, Mr. Yemi Akintomide, specifically said Bello is the most notorious and deadly votes robber.
The demands by the senator means that aside Odimayo, other aspirants of the APC have commenced covert moves to become running mate to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu after the party primary.
When contacted for reaction, the Media Aide to the Ondo North Ranking Senator, Kayode Fapuyi said he could not confirm the six conditions allegedly given by his boss.
By this development, it seems such governorship aspirants appear to have given up on their chances and the prospects of their ambition.
Supporters of some of the Aspirants including a former SSG, Hon Sunday Abegunde aka Abena and Chief Akeju who met with the peace committee in Akure, demanded ‘direct primary’ and Governor Sanni Bello promised that his panel would make necessary recommendations to the national leadership of the party.
Two other governorship Aspirants Cheuf Olusola Oke described the Committee’s work as mere waste of time while Engr Ifeoluwa Oyedele said he would be ready for Monday’s primary.
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