One of the All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial aspirants in Ondo state, Chief Tayo Alasoadura, has urged members of the party not to allow rumours to demoralise them or cause disaffection in the party.
He spoke at the weekend in Akure against the backdrop of the rumour that one of the 25 gubernatorial aspirants had been endorsed by national leaders of the party.
Alasoadura, who is the senator representing Ondo central, said only the delegates would determine who will fly the party’s flag in the November 26 governorship election in the state.
The senator said he had nothing to fear since leaders of the party had assured all the aspirants free and fair primaries.
Stating that he had worked very hard for the party nomination, Alasoadura said it was only lazy aspirants that called for zoning or desperately sought endorsement of leaders.
“We need unity in our party to win the forthcoming gubernatorial election. So, we should not allow any rumour that can cause disaffection among our members to spread.
“Leaders of our party have severally assured us of fairness in the conduct of the party primaries. I must say that I believe them. They cannot veer off the path of fairness they have chosen to trek.
“Becoming governor of Ondo state is not a walk in the park. You must work for it. I think I’ve worked very hard to deserve the ticket of our party. If I eventually clinch it, I will surely crush the candidate of any other political party that stands on my way to the Alagbaka Government House,” he said.
He promised to revive the Olokola Free Trade Zone project started by the last administration but now abandoned by the incumbent government, diversify the state economy to create jobs and wealth for all citizens of the state.
He said: “We will do our best to grow the economy of the state. We will revive Olokola with a view to industrialising the state. This will go a long way to scale down the rate of unemployment in the state.”