Ondo poll: Ayedatiwa emerges as Akeredolu Running Mate


The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu SAN has picked Mr. Lucky Ayedatiwa as his running mate for the October 10 governorship election, Daily Times gathered. The announcement was made on Wednesday at the swearing in ceremony of a new commissioner – Mr. Idowu Otetubi – in the state.

According to the Governor, he picked Ayedatiwa after wide consultations with key stakeholders, including leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the state and national levels.

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Ayedatiwa was a commissioner and representative of the state on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

Akeredolu said, “The leaders of the party have made wide consultations to choose the most suitable candidate as running mate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.

“We have concluded that Mr. Lucky Orimisan Ayedatiwa is the most suitable choice given the ups and downs in the state’s political arena.”

Ayedatiwa might have been chosen because of his acquaintance with the Governor’s political journey since 2012.

IN 2017, the Senate confirmed the receipt of the nomination of Honourable Lucky Ayedatiwa as the Ondo State representative on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission,( NDDC). Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa was appointed to fill the vacuum created by the then Senate rejection of Tokunbo Ajasin on the account that he was not from the oil producing areas of Ondo State.

Lucky Ayedatiwa was the APC’s candidate in the 2015 House of Representative election for Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal constituency and a close ally of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo State Governor. Ayedatiwa is from Mahin ward iv of Ilaje Local Government of the state

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