The Unity Forum of the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced Olusola Oke as its consensus candidate.
News Nigeria reports that the Unity Forum, headed by the former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi is a group of aggrieved APC governorship aspirants and party stalwarts working to unseat Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Ali Olanusi announced Olusola Oke as the candidate to slug it out with Akeredolu at the APC primaries slated for July 2020 following the submission of the report of a 7-man gubernatorial candidate selection committee set up by the Unity Forum.
He said: “Gentlemen of the press, considering the mood of the state and continuous ban on political meetings and the fact that INEC has given its nod for electronic campaign, we hereby present to the public the long-awaited report of the Ondo APC Unity Forum concerning its governorship aspirant for the 2020 governorship election in Ondo State, as presented by the Gubernatorial Candidate Selection Committee.
“The Unity Forum, by the content of the report has adopted Chief Olusola Oke, SAN, as the candidate of the Forum. All the leaders and members of the Unity Forum are hereby enjoined to begin mobilization across the state for the candidate of the forum.”
News Nigeria reports that other aspirant included, Dr Segun Abraham, Barr. Olarewaju Kazeem, Barr. Bukola Adetula, Prince Dapo Adelegan, Adelami Olayide Owolabi, Akintunde Akinsewa Awodeyi.
Other are Barr. Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, Chief Olusola Oke, Engr Ife Oyedele and Prince Jimmy Odimayo.