By: Ade Adeleke
……. Olusola Oke, Oyedele, Adelami, Boroffice, Adelegan, Adetula, others in attendance to strategize against Akeredolu.
……Abraham, Ajasin’s Daughter boycott.
Leaders and governorship Aspirants operating under the APC Unity Forum in Ondo state have set aside their recent political differences to start restrategizing for the July 20 party’s primaries ahead of October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state.
SUNSHINETRUTH exclusively gathered that as part of the strategies, all the APC aspirants under the forum and the Senate Deputy Majority Leader, Prof Ajayi Boroffice (from Ondo North) met in Abuja at the weekend to appeal to one another to embrace peace aftermath of the selection of Chief Olusola Oke (SAN) as the group’s consensus candidate to face the incumbent Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Hon Isaacs Kekemeke, Ambassador Sola Iji and Dr Nat Adojutelegan who are not members of the forum.
Those at the Abuja meeting included; Engr Ifeoluwa Oyedele, Chief Olayide Adelami, Barr Bukola Adetula, Mr Jimi Odimayo, Barr Olarenwaju Kazeem, Prince Dapo Adelegan, Chief Oke and Senator Boroffice.
Three out of the ten Unity Forum aspirants were absent at the meeting.
Those who boycotted the meeting are; Dr Olusegun Abraham, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose-Ajasin and Akin Awodeyi Akinterinwa.
Also, the chairman of the Unity Forum, Alhaji Alli Olanusi who is also a former Deputy Governor of the state was not at the meeting as he was not expected.
A source confirmed to SUNSHINETRUTH that APC governorship aspirants under the auspices of the Unity Forum met at Apo Apartment, opposite Apo Legislative quarters Abuja to further discuss the possibility of presenting one of them as the consensus candidate of the forum to contest the primary election of the party scheduled for 20th of July, 2020.
The source said, “the meeting which held at the instance of the Senator representing Ondo North, Prof Robert Ajayi Boroffice was meant to further encourage the aspirants on the need to produce a consensus among them.
The source also said there was no agreeable decision on who to pick as their consensus candidate to face Akeredolu and Kekemeke.
“The meeting which lasted for three hours ended with the aspirants still trying to agree among themselves as the process of a possible consensus is still ongoing,” the source concluded.