Jide Orintunsin, Abuja
ALL Progressives Congress (APC) has not endorsed the re-election bid of Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, clarified on Tuesday.
He described as erroneous claims in some quarters that the ruling party’s National Chairman Adams Oshiomole and the National Working Committee (NWC) have endorsed Akeredolu for another term.
In a statement on Tuesday, Issa-Onilu said neither the party’s national chair, nor its NWC, has the power to endorse any aspirant.
It reads in part: “Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to a group – Unity Mandate Agenda – alleging that the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been ‘endorsed’ for a second term by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC). This is indeed a grievous falsehood intended to create disaffection among our members.”