Ondo 2024: We’ll Be Shortchanged If Aiyedatiwa Is Allowed To Contest–Enikuomehin

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Dr Benson Enikuomehin, has declared that allowing the incumbent governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa to contest will Shortchanged the people of the Ondo South.

Speaking on behalf of notable leaders of Ondo state at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday, he said Governor Aiyedatiwa could only spend a term going by the amendments in the constitution that says, ” Once you succeed, your boss, you can only spend a term because the constitution talks about two term of eight years”.

Dr Enikuomehin stressing a point during the interview

According to him, ” providence has thrown up Aiyedatiwa as the Governor at this moment, and we are not quarrelling with that. Assuming that the providence would allow him to do two terms, it would have been better. We’ll be shortchanged if Aiyedatiwa is allowed to contest, “he added.

He, however, said that the former Governor Olusegun Mimiko from Ondo Central spent eight years and was closely followed by late Rotimi Akeredolu, from the Ondo North who spent almost eight years before his death. “So, the south deserves eight unbroken years.”

The APC chieftain warned that the Peoples Democratic Party is not dead in Ondo State, adding that if the APC chose a candidate that would shortchanged the south senatorial zone, the PDP may be a prefer option.

Enikuomehin, however, said Chief Olusola Oke towered above other aspirants from the Ondo south because of his pedigree.

Chief Oke is the only one among the aspirants who is not having any political appointment now, and he is financing his campaign.

The APC chieftain, who says he has nothing personal against Governor Aiyedatiwa, said he was among those who fought for him not to be impeached during the political turbulence, adding that what is at stake now is bigger than him.

” We can not allow a greenhorn to run the state.

“When I listened to Chief Oke’s manifesto and what he promised to do, it’s very extensive, and it shows that he understands what the issues are.” He added.

Continuing, he said, “Chief Olusola Oke can finance his campaign, and he won’t be the one the EFCC will be pursuing after his exit from government.”

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