Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has revealed why the ruling All Progressives Congress would continue to rule the state for a long time.
Speaking at the foundation-laying ceremony of the new APC state secretariat complex in Akure, on Saturday, Akeredolu said the good work his administration has done in the last four years is the reason for his statement.
Akeredolu said despite the scarcity of funds due to the COVID-19 pandemic and daunting challenges such as insecurity and farmers-herders clashes, his administration has performed beyond expectations.
The governor said that building a new party secretariat will further strengthen the party after the old one was destroyed by some suspected hoodlums during the #ENDSARS protest.
He said, “We are only beginning with the State Headquarters. Be sure that on completion of this project, erecting such edifice across the 18 local government areas in the state will follow.
“As the largest and the ruling party in the state, it behooves us to have a secretariat befitting of that status. You will recall that our party has been operating from rented apartments since its inception. I am sure that by the time the secretariat complex is built, it will be the pride of all party faithful. It is our hope that before the end of the year, we shall celebrate the completion of this project.
“Let me enjoin all our party members, especially those occupying positions of responsibility at all levels of government – Federal, State and Local Governments to see this project as a collaborative effort and contribute financial and material resources towards its early completion.
“I wish to stress that this is not ondo state government project, rather it is purely APC affairs. This is neither about Akeredolu nor is it about Adetimehin, it is about our party. As good party men and women, it is our responsibility to lay a solid foundation for our party to blossom in Ondo State. We can never be deterred by the anti-social behaviours or the opposition of a few. It is our determination to continue to forge ahead as a formidable party.”