Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has said the former national organising secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Osita Izunaso would perform credibly well if appointed as the chairman, caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress.
Akeredolu disclosed this when he joined other friends and dignitaries across the country to celebrate the former senator in Abuja yesterday, at a dinner held in his honour to celebrate his call to bar. He recalled that his time as the organising secretary of APC would never be forgotten.
The governor said Senator Osita has what it takes to organise the party, adding that he would not be surprised to see him becoming the chairman of the caretaker committee of the party.
He said, ‘’Your time as the organising secretary of APC will never be forgotten. You know what it takes to organise a party. I will not be surprised to see you becoming the chairman of the caretaker committee of our party.
‘’I am not campaigning for you. But I know you will perform very well, because you know how to make a party work.’’
Akeredolu also hailed his commitment to the underprivileged and his tenacity for pursuing what is right.
Akeredolu who said he was delighted to attend the event, recalled the role Izunaso played in his emergence as the candidate of the APC in the November 2016 governorship election in Ondo State.
Governor Akeredolu said despite not knowing him very deeply, Senator Izunaso fought a great battle behind him to be the candidate of the party in 2016.
“Osita has done me a favour and I must pay back. I must confess here that I am governor by the grace of God and Osita’s instrumentality.
“He did not rig the election for me because he was not in charge of my primary. But he did not know me deeply but he went behind me and fought a great battle for me to be the candidate of the party (in 2016). His voice opened the way for me.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank our great leader, the chairman he served with, former Governor Odigie Oyegun. You are men of honour,” Akeredolu said.
While congratulating Senator Osita Izunaso, the governor welcomed him into the law profession, which he described as noble.
He charged him to bring his experience in life to bear as he began the law practice, noting that the best lawyers are people with previous experience.
“You made a good choice. You can’t have better lawyers than those who are experienced in life. Bring your experience in life to bear. You are welcome to the noble profession. Osita, I congratulate you. You are a man that has helped us in the party. Your time will never be forgotten. You know what it takes to organise a party,” he added.
Also, a former governor of Abia State and chief whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, challenged Izunaso to distinguish himself in the law profession.