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Rotimi Akeredolu Emerges As APC Governorship Candidate In Ondo State

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Rotimi Akeredolu has emerged the governorship candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State following today’s primary election held amidst tight security in the capital of Akure.Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, who is also the chairman primary election committee of the party that monitored the exercise, announced Mr. Akeredolu as the winner of the poll at the international event center moments ago.Our correspondent found that other members of the APC Primary Election Committee include: Dr. Bruce Ugbide, Rep. Hamma Ali, Prince M. Martin, and Mr Mohammed Lawal.He described the conduct of the APC primary election producing a candidate for the opposition party in the state as transparent and credible.Mr. Abubakar, 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 de…

Unknown Gunmen Assassinate Former PDP Local Gov't Chairman In Ondo State

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Unknown gunmen earlier today assassinated a former local government caretaker committee chairman of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Niyi Pirisola. A source who spoke to Reporters correspondent in a phone said Mr. Pirisola was "gunned down" in the early hours of Friday. "He was killed in the early hours of today (Friday) at about 3:00 am while returning from a branch of Celestial Church Of Christ at Ilutuntun in his hometown," the source said. Unknown gunmen earlier today assassinated a former local government caretaker committee chairman of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Niyi Pirisola.A source who spoke to Reporters correspondent in a phone said Mr. Pirisola was "gunned down" in the early hours of Friday."He was killed in the early hours of today (Friday) at about 3:00 am while returning from a branch of Celestial Church Of Christ at Ilutuntun…

We will not Manipulate Ondo Gubernatorial Elections - APC

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Chairman of APC in Ondo State, Chief Isaac Kekemeke, has issued a statement saying that the party will not manipulate the process of the August 27 governorship primary in the state. He however said that he believes that election will be free and fair. It is believed that 23 governorship aspirants will participate in the primary with over 3000 delegates. He said, “As far as the forthcoming governorship primary in Ondo State is concerned, there is no basis for manipulation and there will be no imposition of candidate.
It is the delegates (voters) that will speak and whoever the delegates pick becomes the candidate of the party. As the chairman of the party in Ondo State, I have no specific role to play in the conduct of the primary.”The chairman said the primary would be conducted by the leadership of the party at the national level without bias. He said, “I know that the leadership of our great party at the national level has put in place mechanism to ensure free and fair conduct of the…