President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for the Ondo State Governorship election slated for Oct. 10.
NAN reviews that the Nationwide Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, confirmed the endorsement after he introduced the candidate to the president on the State Home on Friday in Abuja.
Talking to State Home correspondents after the endorsement, Buni expressed optimism that the APC candidate would win the October governorship ballot in Ondo.
He mentioned: “We’re right here as we speak to current our candidate to the President being the chief of the celebration.
“That has all the time been the apply. We can’t kickstart our marketing campaign with out his endorsement.
“The President promptly endorsed him and counseled him for his efforts within the final 4 years, the President is conscious of this transformation and growth that he has been capable of carry to Ondo State within the final 4 years.
“APC is the one celebration that may win an election in Ondo not solely as a result of APC is the one celebration however as a result of the Governor there has carried out and the folks of Ondo are seeing for themselves and have agreed that sure, he’s the one man they’ll belief for the subsequent 4 years.
“So, the President has endorsed him and that’s what we’ve got been in search of; his blessing, his endorsement, his encouragement and help and we’ve got gotten that already.”
Reacting, Akeredolu, mentioned he was happy with the President’s endorsement, including that he can be doing rather more for the folks of Ondo, if re-elected.
“Let me begin by informing you that the President, in giving us his blessings, made one expression.
“He mentioned this time round, he’s extra comfy as a result of 4 years in the past he needed to be there with us.
I do know that he has been to the state twice and he has seen a number of of our services and has inaugurated a number of of the issues we’ve got put in place.