Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has expressed disappointment for losing in the three Local Government Areas that formed the Akure division in the just concluded governorship election in the state.
Akeredolu who stated this during an interview monitored on Channel Television said he was let down by the people of Akure, despite all the developmental projects executed by his administration in the area, but said the people of the area chose to vote against him.
Akeredolu said he was shocked to lose in the three Local Government Areas saying it was unbelievable the people of the area can turn against him, lamenting over the votes against him in the election.
The governor claimed that his footprints are more pronounced in the three Local Government Areas than any other places across the state and expected to turn in more votes from the areas.
He said: “When it comes to the issue of winning 15 local governments, it’s just a slight improvement of what I did the last time. The last time I won 14. Talking seriously, I thought I was going to win the 18 local governments.
“I’m shocked at what happened in Akure because I take Akure South, Akure North and Ifedore as one Akure. So, I’m shocked at the development there.
“But I’ll put that behind me. I’ll move forward. I thought I would win in Akure because I worked in those three local governments where people turned against us. But it’s alright with me. We’ll forget it.”
Akeredolu won 15 of the 18 local government areas of the state during the poll to defeat Eyitayo Jegede who hails from the ancient town. (Nigerian Tribune)