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Akeredolu Shouldn’t Contest Again Because He Was Once Rejected – Kekemeke

Posted: Aug 31, 2016 at 7:20 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Temidayo Akinsuyi


Embattled chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Isaac Kekemeke has advised one of the governorship aspirants of the party in the November 26 governorship election, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu to withdraw from the race.

Akeredolu, who was governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) had asked Kekemeke to step down from office after a vote of no confidence was passed on him by stakeholders in the party.

But Kekemeke, who spoke in an interview said Akeredolu should not bother contesting since the people of Ondo have already rejected him in 2012.

“My answer to him is that as former Attorney General, he is my predecessor in office and as a Senior Advocate, the people of Ondo State rejected him in 2012, so, he should not contest again. As lawyer, he knows that he didn’t need to contest because he was rejected in 2012. He was overwhelmingly rejected then why is he contesting again? That is the logic” he said.

On the allegation that he was a mole in the APC, Kekemeke said those accusing him are working for Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko.

“They are the people working for the ruling party. If they are not working for the ruling party, why would they be demonising their national leadership? You demonised Asiwaju, Akinyelure, Kekemeke and all the known leaders of this party”.

“They did everything to seal up the secretariat of the party. So, who is now working for the ruling party? And we will know those who dance with Mimiko anyway! We know them they are fifth columnists in our party. They want to weaken our party after which they will leave and join another party, we know them” he said.