• Says he will create sharp impact for Ondo

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

A political group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State known as G30 has declared that Ondo State Governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa has what it takes to create a sharp impact for the good people of the state within four years of his administration.

This came on the heels of a warning by a governorship aspirant, Hon Jimi Odimayo that the APC national leadership should not field a candidate who will spend only four years as governor.

Odimayo said the law does not permit the incumbent Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa to be sworn in as governor thrice if he intends to run for two terms because he was sworn in as deputy governor alongside his late principal, Rotimi Akeredolu on 25th February 2022, stressing that Ondo South earnestly yearns for a two-term of eight years for whoever will represent the district as governor from February 24, 2025.

However, G30 at a press conference held at Oba-Ile, in Akure North Local Government Area of the state said whether Aiyedatiwa is spending two or four years, his endorsement as the governorship candidate of APC in the November election is of the essence, saying that they believe he will create a very sharp impact for the people within four years.

The convener of the group, Dr Tola Awosika who was flanked by a former member of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Adefisoye, Dr Oluwaseun Bosede Osamaye and other members said the group has carefully evaluated the capacity of Governor Aiyedatiwa in the last few months at the saddle of power and should be allowed to consolidate on it

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He said “I think we should be more worried about tomorrow, what happens to our state not what happens in a year, two, three or four years.

“I’m sure you know that at the time the northern senatorial district was clamouring for their own turn, they also wanted eight years but unfortunately God is the one that decides tomorrow and our late governor was only able to achieve seven years, but in those seven years he did his own part.

“He impacted his people and the people are very pleased with the legacies that he left for them as far as Ondo North is concerned. So I don’t see that being an issue for him. I think it’s not how long you spend it is what you do when you’re given the opportunity.

“So, whether it’s two or four years, I believe he has what it takes to create a very sharp impact for the good people of Ondo State.”

Speaking on the influence of the President ahead of the primary, Awosika said, “We all know the antecedence of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We saw it in his own struggle for the presidential primary ticket.

The group promised to mobilize the people to ensure that Aiyedatiwa was elected as the candidate of the party and subsequently as the Governor on November 16.