Ahead of the April 18 local government election in Ondo State, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Ade Adetimehin, on Thursday, said that the party would be transparent in picking all its aspirants for the election.
He also assured the aspirants that all the process of selecting candidates of the party for the local government election would be transparent and credible.
Adetimehin who stated this during a meeting at the party secretariat in Akure, Ondo State capital, said the election would serve as a litmus test for the party on its ability to handle issues ahead of the next governorship election in the state.
He said “the APC in the state is not oblivious of the fact that 2020 is a crucial year that the party’s cohesion must not be toyed with.
“Therefore, we feel it is expedient to be fair and transparent in all we do, to avoid misgivings and ill-feelings among our members.
“We will do what is fair, what is just and what will further unite us as a family that believes in the cohesion of the party”
He also assured that the party would not promote or condone any act of thuggery and violence during the election, expressing confidence that the party will perform well in the election
He said “the APC -led government has done tremendously well for the good people of Ondo State in the last three years to earn trust and votes.
“From the industrial revolution, infrastructural development, huge investment in agriculture, health, education and other sectors, it has been a rebirth for Ondo state.
“Therefore, we have no doubt that our party will do well in any election without intimidating or influencing the electorate”
He said the party would continue to embark on measures that would further unite the party and eliminate any semblance of wrangling or friction from the fold and said “it is not unusual for people to disagree, but resolving issues through effective internal mechanism must be explored at all times”