The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will lose next year’s gubernatorial election in the state except he becomes the candidate of the party.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja at the weekend, Akeredolu said he never asked to be governor but rather the people chose him to be their governor.
“I didn’t ask to become governor of Ondo State. The people sought me out to be their leader. As far as I am concerned power belongs to God and not to any man or leader. It is God who gives power and not any human being. That was why I ran and won the primary of the last governorship election in Ondo State without paying people money as other contestants did.
“I can tell you that there is no threat or panic whatsoever to my second term election. What I do know for sure is that if APC goes ahead to pick another person as their governorship candidate for Ondo State the party would lose the state.
“But with me on the ballot, we will win a landslide for APC in Ondo State. That is certain because God’s hands are with me and I cannot fail in my second term bid. My trust is in God and not in any man with clay feet” he said.
The governor dismissed the threats of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) adding that the party does not exist in the state.