Akure - One of the aspirants in Saturday's Ondo State All Progressives Congress governorship primary election, Segun Abraham has accepted the results of the election.
Abraham, in a congratulatory message issued on Sunday in Akure, conceded victory to Rotimi Akeredolu, who emerged as the governorship candidate of the opposition party in the State.
Abraham was the preferred ‘anointed candidate’ of the party’s national financer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the race.
“I congratulate Rotimi Akeredolu, who emerged with 669 votes at the primary election of our great party, the APC, in Ondo State," Abraham said.
“My special regards and admiration for Badaru Abubakar, the Governor of Jigawa State, and his team for their sterling quality and integrity in conducting the APC governorship primary in Ondo State.
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“I also thank my teeming supporters for showing maximum solidarity throughout the campaign till now. I am not unaware of the pain you feel right now; with so much fervor, you all took our message of industrializing Ondo State to every nook and cranny. Thank you.
“I pray that our God will bring the much-needed prosperity we seek to Ondo State in earnest.
“I will not turn my back to my loving people of Ondo. I will continue to contribute my quota to the development of our State in any way God directs,” the message read.
Abraham also promised to remain loyal to the party and its ideals and principles.
Akeredolu according to News 24 polled a total votes of 669 to defeat Abraham, who secured 635 votes, placing him second in the contest.
Akeredolu, a former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), was the 2012 governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ondo State that contested alongside the incumbent Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
- News 24