Chief Olusola Oke, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the 2020 governorship election in Ondo State has submitted his nomination and expression of interest forms at the party secretariat in Abuja.
The politician, who was in the company of his supporters, submitted the form on Tuesday.
Speaking at the event, Oke blamed the recent political losses and misfortunes in the APC on bad leadership and anti-party activities.
Oke said, “During the last (general) election, our party lost two senators and the presidential election due to bad leadership and anti-party activities.
“I am here to present my nomination and expression of interest forms for the Ondo Governorship election.
He also insisted on the use of direct primaries to choose the party’s flagbearer for the governorship polls, noting that it is the best method in the light of current happenings in the party.
“Why indirect primary cannot be used in Ondo State at this moment is that the APC in our state is polarised into two; but I assure you that with a good candidate we will deliver.
Chief Oke further boasted that he has the support of party leaders in the state while the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu is on his own.
“All of our leaders and myself are on one side, only Akeredolu is on one side. Even the state exco- their emergence is still a subject of litigation.
“We are asking for direct primary, that is the system that will give every aspirant equal opportunities if Akeredolu emerges (through this system), we will support him.”
Naija News reports both Oke and Akeredolu are vying for the APC flag in the forthcoming governorship elections in Ondo State.