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Ondo 2020: We Did Not Endorse Akeredolu As Our Governorship Candidate – APC NWC

The battle of who will be picked as the all progressive congress party candidate in the upcoming governorship election in the oil-rich yoruba state (Ondo) has gotten more intense.

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The battle of who will be picked as the all progressive congress party candidate in the upcoming governorship election in the oil-rich Yoruba state (Ondo) has gotten more intense.

Naija News recalls that a recent  report revealed that the incumbent Governor got an endorsement from the national  working committee  from the ruling party as the most preferred candidate however the party as denied the  ever given such approval

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while dismissing the reports accredited to the unity group in the state chapter of the party via its twitter handle stated that never endorsed Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for a second term in office.

The APC will hold its governorship primary in Ondo State on July 20.

The statement read: “We hereby refute this spurious statement and wish to state unequivocally that neither the National Chairman nor any member of the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) has the power to endorse any aspirant.

The APC is not in the business of endorsing aspirants. As a progressive party, our ultimate guiding principle is strict adherence to the tenets of participatory democracy.

“Our members in Ondo State and elsewhere should ignore this unfounded 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

“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.”

here is the party’s tweets below about

 

Naija News Understands that Mr Akeredolu, who is believed to have a patchy relationship with party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and party leader Bola Tinubu, was among the APC governors that had a meeting with members of the NWC at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Monday.



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