Ondo 2024: After Mimiko, Akeredolu, It’s My Turn To Be Governor- Oke

By Dupson Collins, 8th April, 2024

One of the leading aspirants ahead of the APC primary, Chief Olusola Oke, SAN has said it is turn to become governor of Ondo State saying his contemporaries in the race for governorship seat over the years have governed the state at different period, remaining only him to occupy Alagbaka Government House.

Speaking on Channels Television Politics Today Programme monitored by PATH, Oke said Former Governor Olusegun Mimiko and Late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and himself were the three Governorship gladiators eyeing Ondo State Seat of Power simultaneously, adding that the duo have been elected and it’s now his turn to be voted for in the November 16 Governorship Election.

He further said the agitations of the people of the state better placed him ahead of other aspirants in the race saying his governorship aspiration is based on popular demand of the people of Ondo State.

His words: ” Giving what is prevailing at the moment, the people that are involved, my familiarity with the people, the agitations of the people and three of us coming from the stream simultaneously, Mimiko from the Centre, Aketi from the North, I being from the South, I believe very strongly and having hazarded this different occasions, it is a determination that should be compensated, that should be rewarded with a good outcome this to around “.

“That Emilokan is not a sense of entitlement, it’s a statement based on prevailing circumstances that amongst everybody, I am the closest to the people and my aspiration born out of agitation of the people and therefore, I say it is my turn to be governor of Ondo State “.

Meanwhile, ahead of the party’s primary, Oke said that he is not scared of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa and deep pocket of some Aspirants in the 2024 governorship race.

“Jimoh is my very good young brother, a versatile individual with very deep pocket but I am not scared at all”.

“There are many factors that would determine who will emerge. It goes beyond the depth of the pocket. I have my regards for him but when it comes to world of politics, certainly I am his leader. He can not scare me at all.

“His temporary structure may not be sustainable. I have been the one who had built surviving, tested political structures over the years. So whoever building any structure, most of them are building structures that are not sustainable at all.

“I have the strongest and most resilient structure in Ondo State today. Go to any home today, they call my name. Not Jimoh, not the incumbent (Aiyedatiwa). I have the most formidable structure in terms of spread, friends and endurance.”

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