‘Don’t be deterred over Ekiti poll’
Supporters of the All Progressives Congress(APC)in Ondo State have been urged to gear up and reconnect with the people to build the party. The chairman of the party, Isaac Kekemeke, said the outcome of the Ekiti governorship election should not rather than demoralise them, adding that they should unite to build an electorally prosperous APC in the state.
He said the lesson of the Ekiti polls is that it is impossible to take the voters and supporters for granted, adding: ”We must constantly reconnect and reboot with our party supporters and the people.”
Kekemeke spoke in Akure during the inaugural meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC).
According to him, the executive committee was the product of arrangement of consultation, balancing and joggling with different tendencies in the party by the Femi Pedro-led State Congress Committee (SCC).
He urged party men and women to accept the final outcome and to work for the victory of the party at subsequent polls.
The former Secretary to the Government (SSG) identified the challenges facing APC which he however said is surmountable.
He said: ”Our party was registered barely a year ago on July 31 and in opposition at the Federal and State level,the new party is bedeviled by rancour and factions,indiscipline and disrespect for constituted authority as well as absence of a winning mentality with the leadership and followership.
“This is why we offered ourselves for the offices for the offices we are presently occupying. We, therefore can not afford to be part of the problem or be promoters of these same problems,if we are then,we have no moral right to the leadership positions we have been entrusted with.”
Kekemeke expressed optimism that with the cooperation of the party members,the new committee would them to victory.
Among the new State Executive Members at the meeting are State Deputy Chairman,Ade Adetimehin,State Secretary,Rotimi Rahman and Publicity Secretary,Abayomi Adesanya.