Leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress from Akure North Local government area of Ondo State have backed Chief Olusola Oke in the run up to the party’s primaries coming up in April.

They pledged their support for his emergence as the party’s candidate when they converged on Akure on Monday.

Some political elements from other political parties were present at the meeting to give their support to Oke’s candidature.

They said Chief Oke had been there for them during thick and thin, and that they could not forsake him at this juncture for pecuniary gains.

One of the leaders from the ruling All Progressives  Congress APC in Akure North,  Hon Afe Olowookere, a former House of Reps member,  said time has come to hand over the party flag to a politician who knows his onions of politics. 

“We cannot continue to be doing the wrong thing all the time. We need a politician who understands the terrain,” Olowookere said.

He also said further that the party, as it stands, has been polarised so much that members are now fighting each other, and one another, as the case may be, when all hands should be on deck for a common goal.

Also speaking, the former local government Chairman of Akure North local government,  Hon Dele Fagoriola, emphasized that a thorough-bred and experienced person like Chief Alexander Olusola Oke is needed at the seat of power in the state, given his deep and rich experience, for better governance.

While responding, Chief Oke appreciated everyone who came from far and near to associate themselves with his aspiration.

He said it was an aspiration to push poverty out of the state.

According to him, it was time to make life easier and more meaningful for ordinary people, as President Bola Tinubu makes efforts to ameliorate the hardship at the centre. 

“I want to sincerely appreciate you all for taking your precious time to join the train of progress,” he said.

“I am in the race to bring the dividends of democracy to the good people of Ondo State, and reward party faithful through all inclusive model that was used in the regime of Dr. Olusegun Agagu.”

The leaders chanted different solidarity songs accompanied by dance movements to the thrilling of those present.

Chief Isaac Adeyeye, a former Ondo House Of Assembly member during the Agagu regime, said the state needs people’s oriented politician like Oke, whose name has been a household name even among  little children

Chief Ologbojo, from Oba Ile, said, emphatically, that the time is now and the people will surely not regret if Olusola Oke is given the opportunity to fly the flag of the APC.

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