The Leadership of the South West APC has Congratulated the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, on his resounding victory at the APC governorship Primaries held in Akure.
The Party wishes him a bigger victory at the general election of October, 2020.
A Statement by the South West APC Zonal Publicity Secretary, Rt.Hon. Karounwi Oladapo, congratulated the National Caretaker committee of the APC, led by His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni, for the first major electoral Success recorded since its inauguration.
The Zonal leaders urged Governor Akeredolu to use the victory as a magnetic force to bring all relevant stakeholders together for the party to triumph in the impending political battle.
The leaders applauded the Caretaker Committee for setting a template that followed the due process outlined in the APC Constitution and the Electoral Act in the conduct of the primaries .
The party said the transparency of process accounted for the widely acceptable outcome that produced Akeredolu as the Candidate of the Party for the next Gubernatorial general election in Ondo State.
The statement reads: “When the Leadership eschews impunity, partiality, and follows the rule of Law, transparency and accountability will be guaranteed, electoral violence and brigandage will be eliminated and the outcome will be less doubtful and litigious
This was what we witnessed in the just concluded Ondo APC primary election that has become a model and standard to be followed in the subsequent Party and Public office elections.”
The South West Leadership urged Arakurin Akeredolu to, as a matter of urgency within the next 48 hours, reaches out to other contestants , assauge their feelings, encourage and assure them of an all-inclusive and participatory Government immediately he is sworn in for the second term.
The Party salutes the courage and commitment of those that participated and lost in the Gubernatorial Primaries.
” They have spent time, money, intellect, and sweated to mobilize and expand the membership base and increase the strength of the Party during their struggle to clinch the Party ticket.
The Leadership assures them that their efforts will be rewarded.
“We urge the aspirants that lost the Primaries to rally round Akeredolu to win the general election as internal conflict resolution mechanism of the Party will take care of whatever grievances that exist.
We value all the aspirants because their participation in the Primaries tested the capacity of the APC to conduct decent elections, adhere strictly to the democratic ideals, the rule of Law and Democracy.”