ONDO, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 – Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 26 November election in Ondo State, says he has no rift or scores to settle with his party’s leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Akeredolu spoke with State House correspondents on Monday in Abuja.
He outrightly dismissed the insinuation that he had scores to settle with Tinubu.
He said that Tinubu’s silence over the conduct of the APC primaries signified acceptance of the exercise.
“I don’t have any rift with him. Since the primaries you would see that as leaders of the party, he has not said anything about it. He has accepted the primaries and we are moving on.
“So, I don’t have any rift with him at all and we are moving on.’’
Akeredolu expressed optimism that the APC would win the Nov.26 gubernatorial election in Ondo.
“l can always tell you,people who know me,they know that I talk most times with some confidence. Let me assure you here that by the grace of God,we will win the election in Ondo state.’’
Akeredolu called on the security apparatus in Ondo “to be up and doing so that they don’t allow miscreants to take over the state’’.
“What we said is don’t allow miscreants to be out as it could lead to the breakdown of law and order;so its not that we are afraid,but we fear for the lives and property of the people of Ondo state.
On facing Jimoh Ibrahim and Jegede, the APC gubernatorial candidate said he would have been happier facing both of them together.
“I can assure you I would have been happier facing both of them together,if Eyitayo Jegede was chosen as candidate and Ibrahim as his deputy, I will still win.
“Infact, Jegede happens to be a friend, Ibrahim too. Jimoh Ibrahim went to Ife, so, we have known ourselves for long.
“I have no fear about both of them,we know that we are going to win this election and I have no doubt.