A desperate attempt by 7 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State to form alliance to defeat the preferred aspirant of the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in today’s election has failed.
However, the aspirants were to get together for another meeting scheduled later yesterday. They include Ajayi Boroffice, Rotimi Akeredolu, Olusola Oke, Tayo Alasoadura, Bode Ayorinde, Victor Olabimtan and Tunji Abayomi. A reliable source disclosed that the aspirants were unable to reach agreement on who to be presented amongst them to face Dr Olusegun Abraham who has the backing of the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu.
“They have been blinded by their individual ambition so, they have not been able to push one of them forward. “I do not think they would be able to reach agreement because everyone of them is of the belief that he can go the hog alone.
“But another meeting has been scheduled for 2am where a final decision would be made whether some of them would step down and support one aspirant.”
Meanwhile, Dr Bruce Ugbode, Jigawa State governor and also the chairman of the Primaries committee, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, the Committee Secretary and other members met with the aspirants and leaders of the party yesterday. Alhaji Abubakar assured them that the committee would be “transparent, free and fair” He said that all the complaints on the delegate list given to the aspirants would be looked into by the committee before the election.
“There would be no issue that will hamper the credibility of the election, he said.
Another private meeting was fixed to take place between the members of the committee and the aspirants later yesterday, 2nd September.