Olusegun Abraham, the candidate endorsed by Bola Tinubu in the Ondo State governorship primary election has admitted defeat.
Former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Rotimi Akeredolu, had on Saturday, September 3, defeated Abraham and other aspirants at the APC primary election held in Akure, to emerge as the party’s governorship candidate.
In a statement issued on Sunday, September 4, the aspirant congratulated Akeredolu for victory.
While thanking his supporters for their sacrifices, Abraham commended the election committee headed by Mohammed Abubakar, Jigawa state governor, over the smooth conduct of the exercise, promising not to turn his back on the party.
He said: “I congratulate Rotimi Akeredolu who emerged with 669 votes at the primary election of our great party, the APC, in Ondo state.
“My special regards and admiration for Alhaji Baderu Abubakar, the Governor of Jigawa state, and his team for their sterling quality and integrity in conducting the APC governorship primary in Ondo state.
“I also thank my teeming supporters for showing maximum solidarity throughout the campaign till now. I am not unaware of the pain you feel right now; with so much fervor, you all took our message of industrializing Ondo state to every nook and cranny. Thank you.
“I pray that our God will bring the much-needed prosperity we seek to Ondo state in earnest.
“I will not turn my back on my loving people of Ondo. I will continue to contribute my quota to the development of our state in any way God directs.
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