Ondo Election: Igbos Endorse Akeredolu
SAN FRANCISCO, November 23, (THEWILL) – Ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Ondo state, the Igbos living in the state under the aegis of Ohanaeze ndi Igbo on Thursday pledged their unalloyed support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rotimi Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
They gave this endorsement when the wife of the APC governorship candidate, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu visited the Igbo community in the state to solicit the support of her Igbo brothers and sisters for her husband, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Mrs Akeredolu, who is a grassroot politician and activist of good governance, assured the Igbos in the state of a balance in representation at the Alagbaka seat of government in Ondo state if her husband is elected governor.
She pointed out her position as the only cherished wife of Akeredolu and promised that Igbo interest will be protected and there will be remarkable presence of Igbos in the government of the state.
The senior advocate’s wife called on her brothers to stand by her as she will not disappoint them.
Responding, His Royal Highness, Eze Gregory Iloerika (Gburu Gburu 1 of Ondo) pledged on behalf of Igbo people in Ondo State to vote for Akeredolu.
Eze Iloerika informed Mrs Akeredolu that Igbos make a sizeable percentage of population in Ondo State, and assured her of their massive votes in the coming election. He also added that Igbo people will always identify with their own at all time. Finally he prayed that God will grant Barrister Rotimi Akeredolu success at the polls.
Mrs Betty Chioma Akeredolu was also welcomed by the Igbos of Imo state living in Ondo state under the auspice of Imo People Assembly.
Eze Titus Nnenweke, Onyendu-ndimo in Ondo state welcomed her on behalf of the group.
The group also pledged their support and commitment to the governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu.
The group in Akure, who spoke through their leader, Eze Titus Nnenweke assured their sister and daughter of unwavering support for Akeredolu/Ajayi ticket which according to them will give the Igbos a voice in Ondo state.