As the All Progressive Congress APC Ondo State primaries holds today, many are of the opinion that the incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu will loose due to his poor performance and also the poor way which he had handle the crisis rocking the party in the state. More so, majority of the APC governorship aspirants are really fighting the Governor to ensure that he did not scale through in the APC primaries which is scheduled to hold today. With the way things are going, it seems that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu may scale through and become the APC candidate for governorship election in October.
Here are four reasons why he may win the APC primaries today
1. Appointment of Governor Yahaya Bello to lead the APC primaries
Everybody knows the antecedent of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. More so Governor Yahaya Bello has a very good standing relationship with Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State, which will make him manipulate the primaries to the favour of his friend.
The last governorship election which brought him into power was full of a lot of malfeasance and shenanigans. The use of thugs and massive rigging was the order of the day during the election which ushered Governor Yahaya Bello to power. For the APC to bring Governor Yahaya Bello to chair the primaries today shows that he will definitely favour Akeredolu.
2. The use of Federal Might
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu will bank on federal might to help him win the APC primaries today. More so he is having the support of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state who is the Chairman of South West Governors Forum for the APC.
3. Step down of some APC governorship aspirants
4. The choice of indirect primaries by Governor Akeredolu
Despite the fact that majority of the APC governorship aspirants opted for direct primaries, the Governor was afraid and decided to go for an indirect primaries to favour him. Indirect primaries which involves the use of delegates mostly favours the incumbent because he has the money of the state to buy delegates.
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