Ondo Guber race: Ife Oyedele’s withdrawal for Akeredolu hard but good for APC


The news of the withdrawal of Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele from the gubernatorial contest of Ondo State may have come as surprise to his many supporters; but, the move was made in the best interest of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Engr. Oyedele is known to be a party man who also has a firm belief in the supremacy of the All Progressive Congress. Inasmuch as the decision to withdraw from the governorship contest was a very hard one for him, the step taken by Engr. Oyedele appeared to be the only available option for him in view of preceding circumstances.

As a man of impeachable integrity and a strong ally of President Muhhamadu Buhari, Engr. Oyedele could not have acted differently from what the presidency considers to be in the overall best interest of the ruling All Progressive Congress.

It should be noted that number one dictate of party supremacy demands that personal ambition must not supersede the collective interest of a political party.

Ordinarily, it is not in the known character of Engr. Oyedele to chicken out of any cause that he is convincingly committed to. Nonetheless, it would have been uncharitable of him to have forged ahead with the gubernatorial contest and ended up ostracizing himself from the reckoning of the national leadership of APC.

Engr. Oyedele truly appreciates the quantum of love extended to him by his supporters within and outside of Ondo State. He equally appreciates their yearnings for a new dawn of governance in Ondo State.

The successful technocrats however enjoins his numerous supporters to please show understanding with his latest decision to back Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for another term of office.

Signed :

Hon. Daniel Orimisan
Okitipupa APC

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