Ondo gov: Fresh primaries not necessary in APC —Chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State and former aspirant to the Federal House of Representatives seat for Akoko North East and North West Federal Constituency, Adebisi Olanrewaju Abraham, has said that it is not necessary for the party to conduct a fresh primary for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

He argued that any fresh primary would still throw up crises which the party could not afford at this time.

Speaking in Abuja on the crisis that greeted the last primaries of the party, the pioneer chairman of Coalition of APC Support Groups for the South-West said that the state was ripe for picking by the party if only the members could put their acts together before going into the poll.

“I am appealing to our people to come together before the state crumbles. We should keep calm, accept the candidate that has emerged, work with him and work for our party to win. The candidate that won and the ones that did not win, all have wonderful visions to develop the state and I urge them to come together and reconcile,” he said.

According to him, the chances of APC winning the election were very bright because of what he described as the woeful performance of the outgoing government in the state which he said owed workers for several months and failed to address the dilapidated roads.

He accused the present PDP government in the state of largely concentrating development in one area and leaving the others, especially Akokoland, in a sorry state.

He said, “I want to appeal to all delegates to the just concluded governorship primaries in Ondo State and those who contested for the governorship primaries in the state and indeed fellow APC members to accept the result and work with the man who has been declared the winner, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN.),” he said.