Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Rotimi Akeredolu.
Now is the time for the national leader of the All Progresives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to exert his power over the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and dominate the politics of the APC in Ondo State.
More than ever, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu needs the support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in order to wade off the challenges posed by the PDP candidate Eyitayo Jegede and the deputy governor Agboola Ajayi.
The race for the Ondo Governor's seat has become fiercer and Akeredolu will need some external support, most especially from Lagos.
As the situation is now, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has a chance to make his presence better known. And before he should totally back up Akeredolu, Tinubu should make the following demands from the incumbent Ondo State governor.
Dr. Olusegun Abraham should be considered for 2024 APC ticket.
Tinubu truly has interest in Ondo State. He wants to plant his loyalist in the state so that he could further extend his influence in the APC to the southwestern state.
Tinubu and Olusegun Abraham.
The former Lagos governor in 2016 preferred and anointed Mr. Olusegun Abraham as the candidate of the All Progresives Congress. But many factors worked against Olusegun Abraham and he was denied the much needed APC ticket.
Tinubu accepted the decision of the party though it didn't go down well with him. Likewise in 2020 the incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu was able to secure the APC ticket for the second time. Tinubu is still consistent in his support for Olusegun Abraham. But the Tinubu's loyalist lost for the second time.
Akeredolu wouldn't be up for another election if he wins his second term. He would have exhausted his chances in 2024 and the party would have to choose another person.
Tinubu should commit both APC and Akeredolu to Olusegun Abraham's 2024 vision. Tinubu should seal a deal with the Ondo State governor and the political party before he fully supports Akeredolu in the forthcoming election.
Tinubu should get negotiate 2023 presidential election with Akeredolu
It is a common knowledge that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu would throw his hat into the ring in 2023. He needs all the southwestern states to queue behind him in order to have some an edge over other potential aspirants in the APC.
Ondo State is a strategic state that Tinubu must win in order to have the APC ticket. The former Lagos State governor should ask or demand Rotimi Akeredolu to support his presidency ambition.
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