Did Akeredolu rushed to Buhari over disqualification of Abayomi, Aiyedatiwa, others like a crying kid that splits his milk?

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Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu is in a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.

Also part of the meeting is his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai.

The meeting according to sources is to discuss their grievances on the primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC for elective offices nationwide.


While there is no governorship election in Ondo state, the Akeredolu camp had been left with a bloodied nose with events leading to primaries.

The governor who had been in a running battle with Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial district, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice had preferred indirect method of primaries in the state while the Boroffice camp had canvassed the direct method.

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the party however took sides the Boroffice camp, choosing direct method of primaries in the state.

When list of aspirants cleared to contest the senate primary election was released by the NWC of the party, all other aspirants seeking to unseat the incumbent senators were not cleared.

Among those who were not cleared are Chairman of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko Governing Council, Tunji Abayomi,, former house of assembly speaker, Victor Olabimtan, Ondo representative on the NDDC Board, Lucky Ayedatiwa, Morayo Lebi, Pastor Jide Ipinsagba, Gbenga Elegbeleye, Dr. Adeoye Julius Olatunji Felder, Mr. Odunayo Akinrinsola and Engr Janet Febisola.

No reason was given for their disqualification.

Abayomi and Ayedatiwa are believed to be preferred candidates of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for the primaries in Ondo North and South senatorial districts respectively.

SUNSHINE HERALD had reported confusion in the camp of the governor as a result of this development.

A source close to the governor told our reporter that the governor's camp were indeed hit by the decision of the Adams Oshiomole-led National Working Committee of the party.

When SUNSHINE HERALD called the state chairman of the party, Ade Adetimehin yesterday, the phone was picked by one whom we believe to be him from the voice of the speaker, but he denied being the chairman of the APC, saying it was a wrong number.

"I am not a politician, I am a businessman, this is a wrong number," a voice which obviously sounded like Adetimehin's said at the other end of the line.

Calls put through to the Publicity Secretary of the party, Alex Kalejaye were also not picked, while he is also yet to reply our reporter's text messages.

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