Less than 24 hours after confirming his ill-health status, Ondo Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu appeared in public at a meeting with candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other leaders of the party ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
It was his first public appearance since fears were raised over his health status.
Akeredolu, at the meeting held in Akure, fixed dates for the flag-off pf the party’s senatorial campaign rallies in the State.
Akeredolu fixed January 23 as date for the Ondo South senatorial campaign rally, January 30th for Ondo Central Senatorial district while that of Ondo North would hold on February 6.
He charged the party leaders and members to work hard for the coming elections.
The Governor also confidence the party would emerge victorious at the polls.
Ondo APC chairman Engr. Ade Adetimehin said the party would sustain the successes of the presidential campayig rally.
According to him: “From reports, the rally is adjudged the best. We must keep the tempo going. We have laid our hands on the plough and there is no looking back.
“The Presidential election is going to be ours, the Senate and House of Representatives are also going to be ours. We will win all the House of Assembly seats.
“We must work hard for this election.
Across the organs of the party, people love us because our people love the government. We can’t be pushed aside. We have a dependable and formidable leader.
“Our candidates are the best. We are going to give the best in term of the result. By the time the result is out, we will beat Lagos State. In beating Lagos State, we are talking about the percentage. We will count the total number of voters and the percentage won.
“During the last presidential election, people thought we lost the election, we didn’t lose. Because this state is progressive. There was crisis then, but today the party is United under Governor Akeredolu.”