October 26, 2020

By Lanre Oloyede

All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed fear over the fortune of the party in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo. 

This came barely twenty-four hours after the party lost the Edo governorship election to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki.

Reacting to the party’s performance at the just concluded Edo governorship election at the national secretariat of APC Tuesday, a member of APC Caretaker committee representing the youths, Barrister Ismail Ahmed said APC’s fortune in Ondo looked dicey as the party lost the 2019 presidential election in the State.

Ahmed said, “As we go to Ondo state, we know that APC did not win the Presidential election in Ondo state. So, Ondo is also going to be very dicey but the governor has done most of the reconciliation that he needed to do based on what the reconciliation committee recommended to him. 

“We are not going to take anything for granted anymore, we are not going to be resting on our oars again, we are going to go out and fight to make sure that we retain that state (Ondo).”

He added that, “It is very disheartening for us as member of the party that for the first time since 2015, the party does not have a single representation in the South-south in terms of State,  that is something I’m absolutely unhappy about. 

“For the first time our Party was the only party that has representation in all the states, except PDP in 2023 when President Obasanjo wanted to contest because in 1999 PDP had no representation in the South-west but for the first time the APC we had representation in all the geo-political zones since 2015 but now we have lost it. 

“We have to work hard to regain it even though we won election fair and square in 2019, but that is something we can’t take for granted any longer.”

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