Former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Adekanye Olabimtan has been appointed the Director General, Akeredolu Campaign Organisation.
Olabimtan, one of the 24 aspirants who battled for the governorship ticket at the keenly contested All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election, held on September 3, 2016 in Akure, the Ondo State capital was a former commissioner in the Federal Civil Service Commission.
His rising political profile started with his contributions as the secretary of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) Students’ Vanguard which brought him to limelight.
He was the unanimous choice of eminent leaders of the party as a member of the delegation of UPN Monitoring Group to Bauchi State during the 1983 Presidential Election.
Olabimtan’s victory in the 2003 Election to represent his State Constituency in the Ondo State House of Assembly gave him a landmark opportunity to serve his people and develop their land. To his people and his teeming supporters, it was time to promote him higher; resulting in his emergence as Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly between 2003 to 2007.
The appointment of the renown grassroots politician is with immediate effect and will henceforth take charge of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu’s electioneering campaign activities.
According to a statement signed by Aketi Media Group, the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation has also named the party chairman in Ondo State, Mr. Isaac Kekemeke and Senator Tayo Alasoadura as members of the Governor’s Council, the apex body of the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation, which will be chaired by the APC governorship candidate, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.
Other members of the council include Senator Ayo Akinyelure, Alhaji Jamiu Ekungba, Dr. Tunji Abayomi and Mr. Boye Oyewunmi all of whom were co-aspirants in the September 3, APC Governorship primary.
The statement also named Engineer Ade Adetimehin as the chairman of the campaign organization and secretary of the Governor’s Council. A vastly experienced politician, Adetimehin served as Special Assistant to late Governor Adebayo Adefarati from 1999- 2003.
Meanwhile, Akeredolu’s chances got a boost at the weekend when over 10,000 youths drawn from various non-governmental organisations and socio-political groups in Ondo State declared their support for him in his quest to become the next governor of the state.
Led by Akinyemi Iwalere, the youths said having assessed the situation of the state and the myriads of candidates jostling for the position, only Akeredolu possess the experience to turn the fortunes of Ondo around.
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