I’m For All, Not APC Alone, Says Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu, the Governor-elect of Ondo State, says the administration he will form in February 2017 will benefit the interest of all groups and not just the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He spoke at his private residence in Owo when some women groups visited him to express their loyalty following his recent victory in the governorship election of the state.

SaharaReporters correspondent learned that the women were led on the solidarity visit by Tola Aworh, a former commissioner for tourism in the state.

The Governor-elect also told his guests that he will not run a one-man administration.

“I am for all, I am not only for one person, as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I do not belong to the party alone,” he said, Mr. Akeredolu said.

“I am for the generality of the people of Ondo State, I am on ground for everybody.”

He also said his administration would give more opportunities to women to enhance their potentials for the development of the society and the state at large.

Mr. Akeredolu had earlier in the day visited the outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko, in his office in Akure to discuss the smooth transition of power between them.

During the visit, Mr. Akeredolu, speaking humbly, said that it would take him ‘hard work’ to outshine the development accomplishments of the embattled Mr. Mimiko.

“We all owe you a debt of gratitude to the service you made to this great state,” he said, commending the governor for serving to the best of his ability.

Mr. Mimiko asked his successor to embrace peace as he takes over the reins of power in the state next year and advised the incoming APC administration to be tolerant in its political dealings.

“It is our responsibility to ensure that the peace we have been enjoying in this state is sustained,” he stated.  “In working towards this, it involves a lot of political tolerance to create a peaceful atmosphere and environment.”

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