President Muhammadu Buhari has predicted that Rotimi Akeredolu will easily win the forthcoming Ondo Governorship election.
Buhari made this known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed October 10 for the Ondo gubernatorial polls.
Speaking while presenting the APC flag to Akeredolu in the presidential villa, Buhari stated that Akeredolu’s victory in the forthcoming election will be easier than that of his first term.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja urged governing party, All Progressives Congress, to work diligently and ensure fairness in electoral processes, while returning governorship candidate of the party, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for second term in office.
“The President, who presented the party’s flag to the candidate at the Presidential Villa, said the reconciliation process in the state branch of the party had provided a solid ground for an easier clear victory for the candidate than he achieved in his first term.
“While assuring Akeredolu of the party’s full support, the President said a peaceful and fair election that reflects the will of the people should be upper most, urging adherence to the regulations of the Independent National Electoral Commission and protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
“President Buhari noted that the party’s mechanism for resolving differences was most effective, and would be sustained to strengthen relationships and project the objectives of the party as people-focused and development-oriented.
“The APC candidate was presented to the President by the party’s Caretaker Committee Chairman, Mai Mala Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State.”.