Ondo 2020: What APC Chairman Told US Delegation Ahead Of The Governorship Election
Mr. Ade Adetimehin, the Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo State, says the party will not condone the use of thuggery within its fold in the state’s coming governorship election.
NAN reports that Mr. Adetimehim made this disclosure on Friday in Akure while playing host to a tea of political observers from the United States Consulate General office in Lagos.
The party chairman said, “A party that is diligently serving the people, and positively affecting the economy, has no business resorting to violence to win an election which the people will appreciate the governor with their votes in the day of election.
“He assured his guests that the party would ensure a free and transparent governorship primaries for all the aspirants and will be acceptable to all the stakeholders of the party.
Adetimehim said that the APC, is the only party with viable presence in all the 203 wards in the state, as such the party would enjoy “a smooth ride to victory” in the governorship election.
According to Adetimehim, why would APC need to encourage thuggery in an election which we are very sure of victory? The election is going to be a walk-over for our party.
As far as APC is concerned. “We won’t tolerate and encourage thuggery; we will rather sell our candidate to the good people of Ondo State by reminding them of all we have been doing for them with the mandate they gave us in the last 4 years, and what we will continue to do for them in the next 4 years. APC don’t believe in violence to win election, “he said.
Adetimehin noted that there was no governorship aspirant of the party, who had visited the State Working Committee of the party to indicate his or her gubernatorial intention.
Earlier, Jillian Itharat, the leader of the team and a political officer at the consulate, said that the team was covering political development in the South West of Nigeria.
Itharat explained that the team was in the state to familiarise with political parties, and acquire good knowledge of the situation on ground ahead of the governorship election.