Ondo 2020: Jegede’s Aspiration Ill-Timed, PDP, ZLP Combined, Cannot Match Akeredolu, Says Adekanmbi
Deji Adebayo, Akure
A former Commissioner for Arts, Culture, and Special Duties in Ondo state, under the Olusegun Mimiko led government, Mr. Femi Adekanmbi, has said the combination of forces from the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not hinder the re-election of Ondo Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.
Adekanmbi believes the people of Ondo State would only vote for a performing Governor with proven record than those coming for experiments.
Speaking with Newsmen in Akure, Adekanmbi said he resigned from the PDP to join the APC to support and ensure the re-election of Governor Akeredolu.
He call on the candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, to wait until it is the turn of the Ondo Central Senatorial District to produce the Governor and allow the North to complete its eight years in power.
Adekanmbi also cleared believes that the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, would pull unexpected surprise at the polls.
In Adekanmbi’s words; “The Deputy Governor is pushing his luck too far. If the former Deputy Governor, Oluboyo, had gotten what Agboola is getting from Akeredolu’s administration, he would have been a happy man.
“What does the Deputy Governor want Akeredolu to do for him? He was given all the political powers in the state. Akeredolu gave him a security vote and was even paying his wife.
“Majority of the political decisions were taken by the Deputy Governor. The majority of the contracts in the South were through the Deputy Governor.
“He is not a threat to Akeredolu. The Zenith Labour Party cannot withstand the APC.”
Adekanmbi is of the opinion that it is healed timed for any Cenntral district to want to govern the state now after an uninterrupted 8 years that just left the government in 2016, he believes it is illogical.
He said; “The Central did eight years under Mimiko and for the governorship to go back to the Central Zone would be very unfair.
“Talking about the Akure agenda, how many Akure indigenes are here? The majority of the people in Akure are foreigners.
“All persons from all parts of the state are here. Jegede should wait and wait for his time.
“How many of the over 260,000 votes in Akure do come out to vote? There are 160,000 votes in Owo. We have never recorded 100,000. Has Akure ever recorded 100,000 turn-outs?”