Akeredolu supports Ondo Ex-SSG for APC national vice chairman seat
NEWS DIGEST – The Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, has openly declared his support for a former Secretary to the State Government, Isaac Kekemeke, who is vying for the seat of the National Vice Chairman (South West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Donald Ojogo, the governor revealed his preference for Kekemeke
Donald said, Kekemeke who is also the former Ondo APC chairman has the support of all the South West governors of the party.
The statement disclosed that the seat of the national vice chairman (South West) had been micro-zoned to Ondo State, while the national secretary was evenly micro-zoned to Oyo/Osun parts of the South West.
The statement read, “This is to confirm that one of our own, the former APC state chairman, Hon. Duerimini Isaac Kekemeke is in the race for the position of National Vice Chairman(South West). Kekemeke has the full backing of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his brother governors in the south-west.
“It should be noted that critical stakeholders in the south-west had earlier microzoned the positions that were brought to the region. Among these were the National Vice Chairman which was retained in Ondo and the Secretary which was microzoned to the Oyo/Osun axis,”
“Succinctly, Kekemeke’s aspiration is not just an Ondo project; it’s a Southwest project. He has paid his dues and that is exactly what Mr Governor has rallied his colleagues to reciprocate. Those who are peddling other stories such as national secretary outside Oyo and Osun axis are instruments in the hands of external forces desirous to create division amongst leaders in the South west in order to impose persons on the Party.
“For emphasis, what we are going for is national vice chairman with Kekemeke as our candidate and not national secretary. Those outside the southwest who are attempting to microzone our offices for us in Southwest are only creating unnecessary confusion and any such of their permutations outside the decision of stakeholders in the Southwest should be ignored.”