Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said he was shocked to have lost the three local government areas in the state capital – Akure South, Akure North and Ifedore.
The governor, who spoke on Channels TV on Monday, said winning in 15 local governments out of 18 was a slight improvement on his performance in the 2016 election.
He said, “I am shocked at what happened in Akure, because I take Akure South, Akure North and Ifedore as one Akure. So, I’m shocked at the development there. But I will put that behind me. I’ll move forward.
“I thought I would win in Akure, because I worked in those three local governments, where the people turned against us. But it’s alright by me. We will forget it.”
He also expressed confidence in the ability of his deputy governor-elect, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa, saying he would be loyal.
Akeredolu said, “But what I will say is that matters like this do repeat themselves, but it cannot come from the deputy who I have chosen now. I have a lot of confidence in him. I don’t see him behaving like the former one.”
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