Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, has assured members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, of victory in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Akeredolu emerged as the flag bearer of the party on Monday night ahead of the gubernatorial election scheduled for October 10.
Akeredolu won in all the Local Government Areas of the state, defeating seven other aspirants.
He defeated others with 2,458 votes while his closest rival, Olusola Oke, came second with 262 votes.
“I can assure you all, Ondo State is an APC State, together, we shall deliver come October 10,” he said.
He further said, “The strong will, dedication, perseverance as well as the palpable resolve of all-party men and women at this very event present a historic moment to behold.
“Most profoundly, I salute the courage of my brother aspirants. They have enriched the contest, no doubt. I must say that I am particularly enamoured by the determination and the industry we all put into this endeavour.
“All the same, the campaigns preceding this day have been noticeably fraught with mixed feelings. Relationships in some cases may have been bruised and interests hurt. In other cases, methods deployed to run these campaigns may not have been pleasant. I plead with all of us to leave these in the past and move on.
“I am convinced that our individual pursuits were driven by the altruistic motivation to strengthen our great party and more importantly, take our dear State to loftier heights.”
“As a way of engendering unity of purpose and cohesion amongst all party men and women, in a matter of hours, I shall commence, in an inexorable manner, a process of reconciliation to heal all perceived wounds. We need one another more in the future than now”.