Primaries: Aiyedatiwa To Battle 15 Aspirants, Submits Expression Of Interest & Nomination Forms In Abuja



Ondo state Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has formally submitted his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms ahead of the governorship primary of the party.

Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor in a press release on Thursday said Aiyedatiwa during the submission in Abuja was accompanied by his deputy, Dr. Olayide Adelami, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abayomi Akinruntan and other members of the Assembly.

The release added that members of the State Executive Council, were led by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Tayo Oluwatuyi and other party chieftains, including Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, Hon. Ade Adeogun, Hon. Bola Ilori, Chief Gbenga Ale and Rear Admiral Samuel Alade (rtd), among others.

The Governor submitted the forms to the Deputy National Organising Secretary of the party, Mr. Chidi Duru Nze and the National Legal Adviser, Prof. A Kana, both of who commended the Governor for his humility and respect for the party by personally submitting his forms at the secretariat.

Addressing the press, the Governor attributed his desire to continue as governor to the resounding calls from various segments of the State, citing achievements within his first three months in office and endorsements from over 100 support groups across the State.

He said: “My aspiration to continue serving as governor is not solely rooted in personal ambition but stems from the earnest appeals of the people of Ondo State. From the youths to the women, men, students, artisans, civil servants, traditional rulers, and various support groups, there has been a resounding call for my continued leadership.

“Their endorsement is based on the tangible achievements we have been able to make within the short span of three months, which have underscored the need for continuity.

“I am here to fulfill the requisite steps to become the party’s flag-bearer in the coming election and we are ready to lead our party to victory in November.”

The Governor pledged to prioritize workers welfare, education, infrastructural development and agriculture, emphasizing the importance of ensuring food security and improving access to markets for farmers.

When asked about the other 15 aspirants in the APC, Governor Aiyedatiwa expressed his respect and admiration for all aspirants while asserting confidence in the overwhelming support he has garnered from the people of Ondo State.

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