The Ondo state governorship candidate under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress will emerge today, July 20, 2020 at a primary election involving just 11 aspirants after seeing a lot of them step down, most recently Ife Oyedele.
Ahead of the election, last minute talks and alliances were being formed and forged to unseat Akeredolu.
Besides Akeredolu, others are Chief Olusola Oke, Dr Segun Abraham, Mr Olaide Adelami, Bukola Adetula, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, Ambassador Sola Iji, Mr Isaac Kekemeke, Jimi Odimayo, Mr Nathaniel Adojutelegan and Mr Awodeyi Akinsehinwa.
Since the previous month, APC Ondo state has made it open that the party's flag bearer will be picked through an indirect primary with all the aspirants being against such decision. However, the party told them that it will not yield such request as the aspirants do not dictate for the party's authority.
The party had last month disclosed that it would adopt indirect primary to pick its governorship candidate, but 11 aspirants in a memo they jointly signed kicked against it.
Some of the aspirants who backed out reported, indirectly, that they would lose the primary already, alleging that the national secretariat of the party had concluded plans to give Akeredolu the ticket of the party.
A Judas among the disciples, one of governorship aspirants, Chief Olusola Oke expressed his displeasure over the adoption of indirect primary, however, said he would participate in the primary but would challenge the process.
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