There are strong indications that the incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking a second term in office would emerge as the candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Not fewer than four of the leading aspirants in the gubernatorial elections have, in a few hours to the commencement of the primary of the party, announced withdrawal from the race for Governor Akeredolu.
Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele became the first aspirant to step down for the Governor. He announced his withdrawal from the race on Sunday night,
They informed that they withdrew from the race to move the party forward.
The Ifeoluwa Oyedele Campaign Organization in a release, signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Yomi Adebayo appreciated the teeming supporters and sea of admirers of Engr Oyedele for their love, loyalty and steadfastness since the commencement of the gubernatorial aspiration of Engr. Ife Oyedele.
The statement disclosed that Engr. Oyedele is convinced that party supremacy, the unity of the APC, peace and stability as well as the overall development of Ondo State are higher ideals than the pursuit of personal ambitions, "thus, after due consultation and in difference to the noble interventions of the leaders of our Party across all levels to ensure unity within the APC family in Ondo State, the IFEOLUWA Oyedele Campaign Organization wants to use this medium to announce to all our supporters that we are withdrawing from the governorship race and throwing our weight behind the incumbent Governor, HE Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu. This great sacrifice is strictly borne out of selflessness and patriotism - values that the statesmanship of our nation desperately needs today.
Engr. Oyedele then promised that he will always stand on the side of the people even as the people have done to him.
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