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The Publicity Secretaries of the All Progressives Congress in the South West geopolitical zone have congratulated Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on his appointment as the South West Coordinator for the Tinubu/Shetima Presidential Campaign Council.
The spokespersons also urged the party to avoid fake news and hate speech and foster peace in the interest of the country.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Secretary of the Conference of APC states spokesmen in the South West, Alex Kalejaye, on Thursday.
The statement read, “At a meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Wednesday, the APC image makers resolved to explore the advantages inherent in unity and cohesion, to maximise potential in the interest of the party and its candidates.
“The body commended the appointment of the Ondo State Governor as the Zonal Director General for the Asiwaju-Shettima Presidential Campaign and promised to cooperate with the Zonal Director-General, and other stakeholders to ensure an overwhelming victory of the party in the South-West in the forthcoming elections.
“We acknowledge the vocal and consistent push for the party to zone the presidency to Southern Nigeria by Arakunrin Akeredolu and all other governors and party leaders from the zone. The appointment of Akeredolu, therefore, does not come to us as a surprise. We see it as strikingly appropriateness, and of strategic values.
“We call for issue-based campaigns devoid of fake news and hate speech, to enhance peace and harmonious relationship among ethnic leaders and stakeholders across the board in the overall interest of Nigeria.”