Buhari Says Akeredolu Deserves 2nd Term As Ondo Governor
President Muhammadu Buhari Has Publicly Voiced His Support For The Re-Election Bid Of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
The governor, who first assumed office in 2017, will hope to win a second term when voters march to the polls on Saturday, October 10, 2020.
Buhari said on Wednesday, October 7 that he’s impressed with the ingenious approach of the governor to governance.
He said the 64-year-old is a good brand for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to market, noting that his first term performance within the limits of available resources is endearing.
“Governor Akeredolu deserves to be re-elected to consolidate the good work he commenced in his first term.
“I am not just proud of his achievements; I am confident he will enjoy the mandate of the good people of Ondo State for the second term,” the president said.
The election is expected to be closely-contested between Akeredolu and his familiar opponent, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Incumbent deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) is the other influential candidate on the ballot for Saturday’s election.