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Afenifere seeks support for Akeredolu

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Ahead of Saturday’s polls, a Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has pledged support for Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The ARG Chairman, Wale Oshun, said the candidate’s antecedents as a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), made him the best candidate for the job.

According to him: “The ARG has always kept its tradition of endorsing candidates in elections held in the southwest, whom they considered to be most competent among the contestants.

“Akeredolu has been an activist who strongly believes in the principle of welfare as laid down by the founders of the Afenifere.”
He described him as a follower of the Yoruba ideology, which the late Obafemi Awolowo championed.

“Since the ARG had played this critical role of endorsing candidates in the past, this election would not be an exception,” he said.
Oshun added that the APC’s candidate would replicate in Ondo, what the Federal Government was doing in the country, “if given the chance to govern the state.”

Akeredolu told the group that the APC was working as one political family to win the election on Saturday. He dismissed the insinuation that some of the party leaders avoided his mega rally, adding, “We are still working together as a party. Even Segun Abraham, who came second in the governorship primaries, has urged his supporters to work for the APC.

The candidate said despite the controversies that had surrounded the outcome of the primaries “It was only Olusola Oke who defected to another party, even though he was not a founding member of the APC’s family in the first instance.


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