FORMER President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the November 26, 2016 governorship election in Ondo State.
In what is clearly a keenly contested the party’s primary election, Akeredolu who was the candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria in the 2012 governorship election, scored 669 votes in a governorship primary held at the International Event Centre, Akure, the Ondo State capital on Saturday.
He defeated, Dr. Segun Abraham, who was said to be the anointed candidate of a national leader of the party, who polled 635; while Chief Olusola Oke came third, scoring 583. Senator Ajayi Boroffice came forth with 471 votes.
Twenty-four aspirants initially contested the poll but Dr. Paul Akintelure was later announced to have officially stepped down.
According to the Electoral Committee Chairman, and Jigawa State Governor, Muhammed Abubakar, a total of 2,744 voters were accredited.
He however, asked the unsuccessful aspirants in the election to pacify their supporters to join hands with Mr. Akeredolu in order to win the November 26th governorship election in the state.
He disclosed that the party was prepared to defeat the ruling peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 26th governorship election in the Ondo State.
The four aspirants are Chief Olusola Oke,Dr Segun Abraham, Senator Ajayi Boroffice and Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN.