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Ondo 2024: Oke collapses structure for Aiyedatiwa

Ondo 2024: Oke collapses structure for Aiyedatiwa

Olusola Oke, one of the aspirants in the last governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, has declared his support for Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state.

BusinessDay reports that Oke collapsed his political structure into the campaign train of the governor at a meeting of his political associates and followers at his residence in Akure on Thursday.

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Oke, who said he resisted the pressure to challenge the outcome of the April 20 primary in court, added that his interest is in the unity of the party and its victory in the coming gubernatorial election.

He said; “I am not an emergency politician. I have campaigned for governorship in this State four times and I have all it takes to be Governor. I did everything I needed to do in the primary but the rest is now history.

“I had various options and my supporters were ready to follow any action I took. But the peace, unity and development of this State are paramount to me.

“We must march forward in one accord into the coming election. Our strength lies in our unity. This is not the time to discriminate; this is the time to bring everyone on board for the good of our party.

“The Governor is my brother from Ilaje and I want Ilaje to produce the next Governor. Since it won’t be me, it should be him. We are going to win the election together.”

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Ade Adetimehin, the state chairman of the party, who also spoke at the event commended Oke and his supporters for taking the step to openly declare support for Governor Aiyedatiwa, stressing that the development has put an end to any lingering issues within the party.

Governor Aiyedatiwa, in his response, thanked Oke and his supporters for pledging their support for his candidature and described the event as a sign of victory for the APC in the coming governorship election.