As the October 10 , 2020 gubernatorial date in the state draws closer, the crisis in the ruling APC seems unabated, as theUnity Group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) to which Senate Deputy Senate Leader and representative of Ondo North District at the Senate, Prof Ajayi Boroffice belongs, announced that it would present a consensus candidate to contest against incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu at the primaries.
The Unity Group is an aggrieved forum formed as a fallout of the governorship primary that produced Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the party flagbearer in 2017.
Boroffice told a group of people that, “We in Unity Group of APC in Ondo State will have one person to vie for primaries. It may be Chief Olusola Oke, Jimi Odimayo, Ife Oyedele, Olusegun Abraham, Bukola Adetula or anybody in the group , since we have a common goal of presenting credible candidate for the party in the coming election.”
He told women in the state to remain resolute and firm to the party, saying that better days would soon come. “Since past elections, these women have been marginalised and devoid of benefits of the dividend of democracy because they have in my support. We have decided to empower them, though they are not from my senatorial district, if others do not remember you for your efforts in the party, I do remember your support. Four women from each local government area of Ondo Central and South Senatorial Districts are picked to receive N50,000 each while two women from each local government area of the districts are picked to receive grinding machine each” .