Senator Tayo Alasoadura, one of the 23 All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship aspirant, has said that it may take God to open the gate of victory for APC to win the coming governorship election in the state.
The party was to have its primary on August 27 but later rescheduled it to August 31 and then moved it again to September 3, a date some members of the party are contesting, insisting the election must hold on August 31, the initial rescheduled date.
While the confusion and crisis rocking the party continues, Alasoadura has cautioned that except the leadership of the party quickly resolves the crisis in the state chapter of APC, that it will lose the November 26 governorship election.
Alasoadura is a senator representing Ondo Central in the Senate, he Monday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of APC to immediately resolve the unfriendliness among members of the party in the state.
“I am just praying that God will use his key to open the gate of victory for APC in the November 26 governorship election. With the level of discord in the party today, it will be very difficult for our party to win the governorship election because the discord is so deep rooted and unless we are careful it will affect the party’s chances.
“I am appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the leader of APC, and the party’s leadership that is worried about what is happening in Ondo State, to urgently resolve the crisis in the state chapter over alleged imposition.
“Ondo State is too strategic in to the South West to be lost by APC. Eventually, if Ondo State is lost, that means no progress has been made under the current regime to ensure that the South West states feel the impact of being part of the government at the centre.’’
Alasoadura then called on the delegates to pick somebody that would be independent minded and who would have the interest of the state at heart. He advised them to go against “godfatherism and money politics.’’
Ondo APC is yet to get itself together since the allegation of imposition of one of the aspirants as the party’s candidate.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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