Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has expressed confidence in the capacity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, to move the party towards growth and unity.
Governor Akeredolu stated that Ganduje’s extensive experience garnered from serving two terms as Kano State governor, has equipped him adequately to steer the party towards significant progress and development.
The governor spoke yesterday when he hosted a high-powered delegation led by Ganduje.
In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Akure, the state capital by Akeresolu’s chief press secretary, Richard Olatunde, the delegation includes National Secretary, Sen. Surajudeen Ajibola Bashiru; national vice chairman (Southwest), Hon. Isaac Kekemeke; deputy national secretary, Sir Festus Fuanter; deputy national financial secretary, Hon. Hamma Ali Kumo; and former deputy governors, Chief Moses Adeyemo and Rauf Olaniyan, among others.
Akeredolu said, “I thank God for the gift of life for all of us. I personally want to express my gratitude that I’m alive and well. We are back by the grace of God,” the Governor said.
The governor further expressed his appreciation for the chairman’s directive for state party structures to maintain appropriate offices. “You will know that we have a befitting office when you visit Akure. After the Abuja office, it’s the Ondo office that we can be proud of,’’ he said.
Earlier, Gnaduje noted that the governor is extremely important to the party and the country.
Ganduje while acknowledging the party’s consistent prayers for the Governor, emphasized that, “We are here solely to see you after your prolonged absence from the country. You hold extreme importance to us in the APC and the country. We prayed intensively for your health,’’ he said.