As the October 2020 gubernatorial elections in Ondo State draws near, prophecies have started emerging.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo will be betrayed by some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming guber election, Primate Elijah Ayodele has said.
Primate who is the founder of the INRI Spiritual Evangelical Ministry made this prediction in Lagos in an interview with an online TV channel.
According to him, governor Akeredolu will face a big hurdle as some people in APC will throw their weight behind Agboola Ajayi, who is Akeredolu’s current deputy.
“Akeredolu will be betrayed. There is a mole in Akeredolu’s group. Somebody is going to follow up with Agboola who is Akeredolu’s deputy.
“Some people in APC will back him up against Akeredolu. He will not find the election so easy, it is going to be very tough. And if he does not work out his strategy very well, that election might turn around and come to Agboola.
“But if Akeredolu works very well, he can still regain the seat,” the popular cleric prophesied.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has billed the Ondo gubernatorial election for October 10, 2020.
Those contesting the election include Governor Akeredolu, who is seeking election on the platform of APC, the current Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola who is contesting on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), and Eyitayo Jegede of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Even though the ZLP is yet to launch its campaign which is rumoured to be due to lack of finances, Agboola has insisted that he has sufficient finances to fuel his election ambition.
The deputy governor dispelled the rumours of being broke, saying that it was propaganda sponsored by the APC in Ondo state to discourage his supporters.
He said through his spokesperson;
“The greatest resources required in a democratic adventure like this are: a clear sense of mission, the grace of God and the unalloyed support and goodwill of the people.
“Interestingly, the Deputy Governor and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Agboola Ajayi has these critical ingredients at his disposal in abundance.”