The suspense and anxiety surrounding the outcome of the National Assembly primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State appear to be over: the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on Friday, finally approved candidates who will contest the National Assembly election on its platform.
The intra-party exercise of the party had been marred by intrigues, horse trading as well as other factors which created tension within the party in the state. It was gathered that the frosty relationship between Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole almost led to an outright cancellation of the outcome of the exercise but for the prompt intervention of party leaders on behalf of the governor.
All the same, the governor was said to have lost some grounds, especially in the senatorial contest as all his preferred choices, but one, were dropped. Those who made the list include the following:
Senators Robert Ajayi Borofice (North); Donald Tayo Alasoadura (Central) and Yele Omogunwa (South).
On the list of approved House of Representatives candidates are former security aide to Transportation Minister while he was governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, Ade Adeogun (Akoko South West/South East);
Bunmi Oni (Akoko North West/ North East); Timehin Adelegbe (Ose/Owo); Jimmy Faloye (Akure North/South); Hon Ola Baderinwa (Idanre/Ifedore); Dr Jibayo Adeyeye(Ondo East/West), Hon. mayo Akinfolarin (Odigbo/Ileoluji Okeigbo);
Hon Akintoye Albert (Irele/Okitipupa) as well as a top flight journalist, Donald Ojogo(Ilaje/Ese-Odo).
Our correspondent gathered that the Form CF001 have already been dispatched to the Ondo State office of the APC for completion by all affected candidates.
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