Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has called on the people of the state to support President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.
The governor also endorsed the elevation of the Acting Chairman of the party in the state, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, as the substantive chairman.
Akeredolu spoke at a rally in Akure as part of activities to mark the first anniversary of his administration in the state.
Present at the rally was the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, who received some defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party and the Alliance for Democracy.
The defectors included the governorship candidate of the AD in the last election, Mr. Olusola Oke (SAN).
Akeredolu said, “Here in Ondo State, we are supporting Buhari for a second term, and nothing can change that. We are with Buhari and Oyegun. I have to commend members of the state House of Assembly for tolerating me.
“I also thank Ade Adetimehin, who is the only chairman of the APC in Ondo State. Any other one is a counterfeit. Anybody who wants to fight should fight. This is not a hidden support; we are declaring it openly.
“I am one of the governors that will give everything it takes for him (Buhari) to secure a second term in 2019. I am open and frontal about my support for his second term.”
Odigie-Oyegun urged the people of the state to support the APC government in the state.
The governors of Ogun and Edo states, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and Godwin Obaseki respectively, who attended the rally, asked the people of the state to support Akeredolu beyond his first term.