APC Did Not Endorse Ondo Governor, Akeredolu For Second Term – Spokesman
The National leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says it did not endorse the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu for a second term in office.
The party said neither the National Chairman, Adams Oshiohmole nor any member of the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) has the power to endorse any aspirant.
The APC was reacting to a statement credited to a group “Unity Mandate Agenda” alleging that the Governor Akeredolu has been “endorsed” for a second term by Oshiomhole and the NWC.
A statement issued on Tuesday night by Spokesman of the party, Lanre Issa Onilu, said such statement was “a grevious falsehood intended to create disaffection among our members. We hereby refute this spurious statement”
According to the statement, the APC was not in the business of endorsing aspirants.
It said as a progressive party, strict adherence to the tenets of participatory democracy, was it’s ultimate guiding principle.
The statement called on its members both in the state and other states , to ignore the report.
“As we move close to governorship primaries in both Edo and Ondo States, it should be expected that mischief makers would do their worst to impugn on the process. As always, they would fail in this current campaign,” the statement reads briefly.
“Our responsibility as the National Working Committee is to provide level playing ground for every eligible aspirant to contest for the ticket.
“The Party’s schedule of activities for the Edo and Ondo Governorship elections have been released. Our focus now is to ensure proper screening of aspirants, due diligence and conduct free, transparent and credible primaries to elect the Party’s candidates for both elections.
“Our members should continue to count on us to provide responsible leadership and act strictly by the rules at all times,” it concluded.