As the race towards 2019 intensifies, the governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has declared that a second-term for President Muhammadu Buhari was non-negotiable.
Akerdolu gave the ringing endorsement at a rally in Akure as part of activities to mark the first anniversary of his administration in the state, Punch writes.
During the event, the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, received some defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party and the Alliance for Democracy.
“Here in Ondo State, we are supporting Buhari for a second term, and nothing can change that. We are with Buhari and Oyegun. I have to commend members of the state House of Assembly for tolerating me,” Akeredolu said.
“I also thank Ade Adetimehin, who is the only chairman of the APC in Ondo State. Any other one is a counterfeit. Anybody who wants to fight should fight. This is not a hidden support; we are declaring it openly.
“I am one of the governors that will give everything it takes for him (Buhari) to secure a second term in 2019. I am open and frontal about my support for his second term.”
In his remarks, Odigie-Oyegun urged the people of the state to support the APC government in the state and in the 2019 general elections.