Aiyedatiwa Revalidates His APC Membership As 130 Crown Obas Endorse Him



Ahead of the primary election scheduled for April 20th in Ondo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has flagged off its membership revalidation exercise across the electoral wards of the 18 local government areas of the State.

Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor in a press release on Tuesday disclosed that the event was officially flagged off at the Governor’s country home in Igbokoda, Ilaje Local Government Area, where he revalidated his party membership, thereby confirming his eligibility to contest in the primary.

The Chairman of the membership revalidation committee, Barr Yakubu Bashir Bello, while addressing party members, emphasized the importance of the process.

He reiterated that the primary objective is to ensure that only financial members of the party are eligible to participate in the primary, stressing that the accuracy of the membership list is paramount to maintaining transparency and fairness in the electoral process.

In response to the commencement of the revalidation exercise, Governor Aiyedatiwa commended the leadership of the APC and lauded the initiative, highlighting its alignment with the party’s core principles.

Governor Aiyedatiwa emphasized the significance of the exercise in upholding the integrity of the party and its commitment to democratic ideals.

In a similar development, a group of traditional rulers in Ondo State, under the aiges of 130 Crown Obas, has endorsed Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa ahead of the coming governorship election in the State.

The 130 Crown Obas announced their endorsement during a visit to the Governor in his office on Monday, describing him as the best candidate for the position.

The traditional rulers commended all the efforts of the Aiyedatiwa administration in the last 100 days, adding the the Governor has done well for the people of the State.

Governor Aiyedatiwa, in his response, appreciated the traditional rulers for their support and endorsement, assuring the Obas that their various demands were duly noted.

The Governor disclosed that the issue of allocating 5% of local government allocation for traditional rulers was already under consideration, promising to address it within a week.

He also expressed willingness to provide vehicles for traditional rulers in phases and agreed to place their staff directly under their authority.

Regarding the periodic upgrade of Obas, the Governor affirmed the administration’s commitment to reviewing and implementing upgrades as may be necessary.

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