Akeredolu and challenges of reconciliation in Ondo APC

There is no end in sight to the protracted crisis in the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC), owing to lack of commitment to the reconciliation proposed by party elders. Correspondent Damisi Ojo reports


ONDO State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has a major hurdle to cross to secure a second term. Will he survive at the primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) next year?

In 2012, he contested on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). In Ondo State, it was a weak platform, which could not fly.

At that time, Akeredolu was a household name in Nigeria as President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

However, he was new in politics. Many party leaders perceived him as a new comer. But, the national  leaders of the ACN,  particularly  former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu, believed he was a good material to confront  former Governor Olusegun Mimiko, who was seeking a second term on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).


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