Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, appeared in public for the first time since rumour spread about his ill health at a meeting with stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
The Governor was at a meeting held in Akure, the capital city of the state to fix dates for the flag-off of the party’s senatorial campaign rallies in the state.
Akeredolu fixed January 23 as the date for the Ondo South senatorial campaign rally, January 30 for the Ondo Central Senatorial district while Ondo North is scheduled to hold on February 6.
Confident that his party would win the elections, Akeredolu, urged his party members to work hard to ensure the success of their candidate in the coming elections is not negotiable.
The state Chairman of the party, Eng. Ade Adetimehin, said the party would sustain the successes of the presidential campaign rally.
He said, “From reports, the rally is adjudged the best. We must keep the tempo going. We have laid our hands on the plough and there is no looking back.
“The presidential election is going to be ours, the Senate and House of Representatives are also going to be ours. We will win all the House of Assembly seats. We must work hard for the election.
“Across the organ of the party, people love us because our people love the government. We can’t be pushed aside. We have a dependable and formidable leader.
“Our candidates are the best. We are going to give the best in terms of the result. By the time the result is out, we will beat Lagos State. In beating Lagos State, we are talking about the percentage. We will count the total number of voters and the percentage won.
“During the last presidential election, people thought we would lost the election. We did not lose. Because this state is progressive. There was crisis then, but today the party is united under Governor Akeredolu.”