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Hours after Akeredolu’s burial, Aiyedatiwa declares interest to run for governor

politicsnigeria.com 2024/4/17

The Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has declared his interest to contest in the All Progressive Congress (APC) primary election slated for April 2024.

Aiyedatiwa’s announcement is coming few hours after the late governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, was laid to rest on Friday, February 23.

Aiyedatiwa was Akeredolu’s deputy before the later died in December 2023 after a protracted battle with prostrate cancer.

Aiyedatiwa was then sworn in as governor of Ondo State.

In an interview with TVC on Friday night, disclosed that he would seek to be the ruling APC candidate for the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in the state.


“Definitely I will be running because I am already a sitting Governor, and let me say this that nobody wants to be governor for one year. Give me what the constitution allows me to do. At least let me have a chance of also running for one more term,” the governor announced.

Aiyedatiwa had declared Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23, as public holidays to honour the late Akeredolu.

The two work-free days will allow the people of the state to participate in the burial activities of the former governor.

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