The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, made a joke of the People’s Democratic Party on Monday, saying he will overcome the gathering’s factional hopefuls if set up together in the surveys.
Mr Akeredolu put forth the expression after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
He was directed to the Presidential Villa on Monday by the Governor of Plateau State and Chairman of the APC governorship battle in Ondo State, Mr Solomon Lalong.
Instructions journalists after the meeting, Akeredolu gloated that if the two factional applicants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimoh Ibrahim and Eyitayo Jegede, join powers and challenge against him, he would develop successful at the survey.
President Buhari’s guests were certain of APC’s triumph in the expected decision.
The APC governorship hopeful in Ondo State had spoke to his co-competitors in the primaries to meet up and work for the accomplishment of the gathering at the November surveys.
Addressing his supporters at the party’s secretariat in Akure, Mr Akeredolu said that his concern was to only relate with the people of the state and no other person or group, with the aim of bringing change into their lives.
He was of the belief that irrespective of the current challenge of the party, the APC would form the next government in the state.
The visit to the Presidential Villa follows a list of candidates for the Ondo governorship poll published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC selected Akeredolu as the APC flag bearer while Ibrahim was chosen over Jegede to represent the PDP in the election.
The list also revealed Mr Olusola Oke as the candidate for the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
The choice of Mr Ibrahim triggered a protest staged by supporters of Mr Jegede, who claimed he was the legitimate candidate of the PDP.