An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has called on party leaders to present a formidable candidate for the forthcoming governorship election.
Akeredolu, who contested the 2012 governorship election under the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), said his experience showed that the party needs to be formidable to defeat any candidate presented by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking at an event where he declared his electoral intention, Akeredolu said APC needs adequate planning and preparation to wrest power from the PDP.
He said his intention to contest a second time was out of his desire to serve the people and end maladministration in the state.
The APC aspirant said he would end all forms of ill-governance in the state.
Akeredolu, who solicited for support, rated himself as the best of all the 30 aspirants.
The aspirant hoped that the party would win the election.
He assured that the party would do well and deliver the state from its present position.
Akeredolu, who promised to turn the state into an Eldorado within the first two years of his election, said his administration will partner international organisations to develop the state.
The APC State Chairman, Isaac Kekemeke, described Akeredolu as a committed and steadfast politician.
“He has remained resolute in the ideology of progressive politics since he ventured into politics.”
He assured that the party’s candidate will emerge through a transparent system, and will be acceptable to all members.