Ondo governorship: Businessman Arigbede emerges PRP’s candidate

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FREEPRESS – The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has named a businessman, Chief Rowland Arigbede as its governorship candidate for the November 26 election.

The primary election which was held in Akure, the state capital was contested by two aspirants.

At the event, which was attended by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Arigbede scored 53 votes to beat his rival, Mr. Oluwasesan Oladele, who scored nine votes.

A vote was voided in the poll which had by 63 delegates from the 18 local governments.

Oladele accepted defeat and promised to work for the party and its candidate.

Arigbede vowed never to use the ticket giving to him by the delegates to trade with other party candidates for monetary purpose.

The PRP candidate who is from Ifedore local government said he decided to contest in the election because he has a vision of industrializing the state.

He said if elected, he would concentrate on revamping all the moribund agricultural farm settlements which he said twould provide employment for the people and also focus on infrastructure.

He claimed that he has the political structure to win the governorship poll.

Arigbede said he has observed that the masses are tired of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) and they are eagerly waiting for a fresh party to rule the state.

The event was attended by PRP national leaders led by its Deputy National Chairman, Mr. Francis Akinjumi.

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