Report says Senator Ajayi Borofice, the Nigerian senate deputy majority leader has tabled a six points of demands to be met before he could support the reelection of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for second term.
It was gathered that Boroffice among other demands sought to present Akeredolu’s running mate in the forthcoming Governorship poll.
Although the conditions are yet to be officially unveiled, a source revealed that the Senator tabled the demands to the APC National Reconcilaition Committee for Ondo State led by the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sanni Bello.
Governor Sanni Bello-led committee was in Akure on Friday where it met stakeholders, especially aspirants including Governor Akeredolu as part of efforts to stem further crisis in the APC.
However, the push for the position of deputy governor, ostensibly for a crony, has polarised the Unity Forum as the senator, without consultation, is rooting for one of the aspirants, Jimi Odimayo.
Aside deputy governorship slot, Boroffice seeks the following.
…an unreserved apology from the governor
….establishment of a Governor Advisory Council to advise the Governor on critical issues
…concession of key Ministries to the Unity Forum.
…all members of the Unity Forum holding elective positions in the State and National Assembly must be given automatic return tickets for re – election
…dissolution of state, local and ward executive committes of the APC in Ondo State.
Curiously, Odimayo who is on the cards in the camp of the Senator for the position of deputy governor had short after the announcement of the Primary election Committee, described Governor Yahaya Bello as a vote robber.
Odimayo, who spoke through a short post on the facebook page of his Director of Media and Communication, Mr. Yemi Akintomide, specifically said Bello is the most notorious and deadly votes robber.
The demands by the senator means that aside Odimayo, other aspirants of the APC have commenced covert moves to become running mate to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu after the party primary.
By this development such governorship aspirants appear to have given up on their chances and the prospects of their ambition.