Monarch urges Akeredolu to fulfil electoral promises in Ondo state


By Alaba-Olusola Oke

Akure, Oct. 13, 2020 Oba Frederick Akinruntan, the Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas and the Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, has urged Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to fulfil his electoral promises which got him re-elected for a second term.

Oba Akinrutan stated this in a congratulatory message on Tuesday in Akure.

Akeredolu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, polled 292,830 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Eyitayo Jegede of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had 195,791 votes in the Oct. 10, polls.

The monarch, who urged the reelected governor to be magnanimous in victory, said that campaign promises of the governor had encouraged voters to vote for him.

“I want the governor to be magnanimous in victory and to continue to execute the great plans he has in mind for Ondo State.

“And to hold firm the pre- election promises he made which had encouraged the voters to trust and vote for him,” he said.

According to him, the governor is not described as talk and do for nothing but he means what he says.

“Gov. Akeredolu made the people of Ondo State many promises in his first term and executed them.

“We recall that he said he would construct a flyover at Ore to put an end to the carnage on that busy high way and he executed the project to a conclusion, visible to every discerning user of that road.

“He has promised the people of Ondo south in the Ilaje axis a deep seaport and we are confident more than ever before that the governor will make this promise a reality,” he stated.

The monarch noted that it was an act of joy that Ilaje area of the state gave the governor bulky votes of 26,657, which was the second largest in the election.

According to him, it is a confirmation of trust in the administration of Akeredolu.

Oba Akinrutan thanked the people of the state for their overwhelming votes for the governor.

He explained that the reelection excited him and people of Ugbo kingdom in particular because it established good deeds of Akeredolu-led government.

“Gov. Akeredolu is ordained by God and his steps are God ordained.

“His victory has put an end to the spurious claims of undemocratic forces who planned to slow down the progressive strides of Gov. Akeredolu which he has promised to improve on in his second term in office.

“If not for the steadfastness of the ever conscious and progressive minded people of Ondo state.

“The opposition would have pulled the wool over the people’s eyes and misled them at the polls thereby drawing back the hand of development in the state,” he stated.

The monarch prayed God to make the second term of the governor hitch-free and very successful.

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