July 14, (THEWILL) – The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Iyiola Omisore, has assured the people of Ondo State that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu would soon return to the state to continue attending to the developmental needs of the people.
Omisore spoke on Friday, during a solidarity visit to Akure, the capital of Ondo State. He was accompanied by the Deputy National Secretary, Festus Fuanter, National Vice Chairman (North Central), Bawa Muazu, and National Vice Chairman (South West), Isaacs Kekemeke.
Dousing apprehension over the governor’s health status, Omisore said Akeredolu only needs to rest.
Omisore said recent statement credited to the APC National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, by the media was misinterpreted; adding that Adamu never said the governor is incapacitated.
“Mr Chairman only urged people to pray for the quick recovery of your governor; not on account of being incapacitated. Our visit, therefore, is to reinforce the position of the national secretariat that we only prayed for the quick recovery of Arakunrin Akeredolu, and not otherwise”, Omisore clarified.
He assured that the national secretariat is in alignment with the State and will always offer support when necessary.
During the visit, the National Secretary met with the Acting Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa, State Chairman of the party, Ade Adetimehin, members of the State Working Committee, Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu, Chief of Staff, Chief Gbenga Ale, members of the House of Assembly, Commissioners, and other top government officials.
The State Chairman, Adetimehin, dismissed the notion that the state chapter is in crisis, stating that the party remains united under the leadership of Governor Akeredolu. He emphasised the party’s significant contributions to the APC’s victory in the last presidential election and reaffirmed the state’s commitment to unity.
In response, the Acting Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa, expressed appreciation to the visiting team for their solidarity. He criticised some members of the press for twisting facts unprofessionally and spreading outright falsehoods. He urged journalists to cross-check information to avoid embarrassing and misleading the public.