Apparently in a panic mode ahead of the state House of Assembly election, Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, is billed to address a state broadcast on Friday.
The broadcast is slated to be aired on the state government-owned media station, the Ondo State Radio-Vision Corporation (OSRC) and Orange Fm 94.5, Akure. The state broacast has been fixed for 7pm, it was gathered.
Top government sources told our reporters that the broadcast was an “arrangement” to convince the electorate in the state, after the fallout of the defeat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential and National Assembly elections.
“Don’t mind the white-bearded man. The idea was given to him by some persons in our government and I pity the Governor, because he doesn’t know anything about politics,” a source in his government said.
“You cannot have your cake and eat it. It is obvious that Akeredolu has lost grip on the people. He worked against the party in the last poll by asking people to vote for AA. So, I am sure he would lose the state.”
A copy of the broadcast speech seen by our correspondent revealed the Governor’s plans to appeal to the people to “see the state House of Assembly election as a family affair and vote for the candidates whose campaign promises are in line with his vision”.
Already, Akeredolu has been meeting with the people, pleading with them to vote his candidates in the APC. The Governor is also billed to meet with all cadres of state government workers on Monday at Adegbemile Cultural Centre in Akure.