Ondo: Akeredolu Annoited Me As Successor Before His Death- Ex-Commissioner


The former Commissioner for Finance in the state, Mr. Wale Akinterinwa, has declared that he would be the next governor of the state, saying he was the anointed candidate of late governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Akinterinwa, who was among the members of the State Executive Council that was dissolved last week said he was ready to slug it out with the incumbent Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Akinterinwa who spoke on TVC News on Friday, said the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had a discussion with him to gear up and become the next governor of the state.

Akinterinwa said, ”The late Governor Akeredolu had a discussion with me in his office and he told me he would want me to take over from him. I didn’t take particular notice of the date he had the discussion with me but it happened immediately after he came back from his trip to Germany.

”He prayed for me and I am aware he told certain people about his desire.”

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On his chances of picking the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo Akinterinwa said, ”Well, at the appropriate time, I will officially announce my intention because it is not in doubt that I am still making further consultations but I can assure you that I will get the ticket.

“The people of Ondo State are with me, and I am very confident that I will win the APC primary.”

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