Ondo Election: Akeredolu Denies Rumours of APC Disqualification

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 13 – Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has denied rumours that he has been disqualified to participate in the upcoming gubernatorial election under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor said he is still in the state Governorship race come October 20, 2020.

According to a statement released and singed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Ojo Oyewamide, on Sunday, in Akure, the governor insisted that he was still in the governorship race under the APC.

According to him, rumours of his disqualification at the screening were just a distraction aimed at deceiving the public and diverting their attention to the opposition party.

The screening which was scheduled for July 8 to July 10 in Abuja, was for the 12 APC governorship aspirants in the state.

However, the governor urged all his supporters to disregard the rumour and dedicate this period to God for His continuous grace, favour and protection.

The statement reads, “The widely circulated rumour, especially on the social media that the Ondo State Governorship Election Screening Committee of the APC has disqualified Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN from participating at the Party Primary scheduled for July 20 is untrue.

“This is yet another distraction unleashed with the aim of deceiving the unsuspecting public and diverting attention from the self-imposed pains on the part of those behind the story. It is clearly, coming from those who have chosen the perfidous political path.
“Governor Akeredolu is not just participating at the Party Primary. He shall be re-elected by the Grace of God come October10, 2020.

“The Governor therefore, appeals to all his supporters to ignore the rumour and dedicate this period to God for His continuous grace, favour and protection.


It’s a ploy to distract you. They are scavengers and will stop at nothing to sustain their trade of deceit. Ignore them. Remain firm. Be dedicated and be prayerful.”

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