APC primaries: Irele people’s support for Aiyedatiwa unshaken – Stakeholders

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Irele Local Government area of Ondo State, have described as childish, a claim by a governorship contestant from the area that “Irele APC members are in my pocket”.

Rising from a meeting of APC stakeholders held in Ode-Irele recently, a member of the Elders Council for Lucky Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation Foot Soldiers Independent Council (LACO-FSIC), Barrister Victor Akinfe, described the statement as unbecoming of the said aspirant, “known for his peacock tendencies”.

“To put the record straight, we the stakeholders in Irele Local Government have gone round all our communities and all the people are for Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

“Particularly, the LACO-FSIC in the southern senatorial district under the leadership of Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan, the Honourable Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, has performed wonderfully in not only securing the loyalty of the APC members in riverine communities for Aiyedatiwa, but in also making people in the opposition come in droves to our party.

“In Ajagba my hometown for instance, everybody in every household is for Aiyedatiwa; same with many other places.

“Our people will never abandon a performing governor who by providence is also our own in the southern part of Ondo State, for a rookie who comes to town from Abuja only when there is a ceremony where he can gallivanting,” Akinfe clarified.

He thus assured that all was set by the Irele Local council APC members to give Aiyedatiwa their block vote in the April 20 primary election.

Akinfe, however, urged security agents across Ondo State to be vigilant, as some aspirants given to violence might want to disrupt the primary poll of the party, “knowing they are going nowhere”.

He, nonetheless, expressed the conviction that “some aspirants will soon apply wisdom and team up with Ayedatiwa by stepping down, as a way of making APC stronger for the November 20 governorship election involving all political parties”.

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