Olorunfemi clinches LP ticket for Ondo governorship election


Olorunfemi: Ondo Labour Party candidate

By Muftau Ogunyemi

Labour Party has declared the sole ‘serious’ aspirant for its Ondo 2024 governorship ticket, Dr Ayodele Festus Olorunfemi, its candidate for the November 16 election.

Olorunfemi was returned unopposed during the LP primary election held at the party’s secretariat in Akure on Friday.

Chairman of the LP Primary Committee from the national secretariat, Abuja, Olusola Ayodele, said while three aspirants declared interest in the governorship ticket, two of them failed to buy the N25 million nomination form.

He therefore declared Ayodele Olorunfemi as the candidate, having fulfilled the requirements and guidelines of the party.

“We have no other option than to pronounce the only aspirant, Dr. Ayo Olorunfemi, who fulfilled the conditions in line with the guidelines, as elected and returned unopposed.

“The disqualified aspirants, Otunba Yemi Farimoyo and Prince Ojajuni Eniola, however, still have the option to send their grievances, if any, to the appeal committee.

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“So, I hereby congratulate you all for a successful primary and wish you all journey mercies to your destination,” Ayodele said.

In an acceptance speech, the LP candidate, Dr Ayodele Olorunfemi, said he would embark on welfarist programmes if elected as the governor of Ondo State.

According to him, Labour Party, being a socialist-oriented political party, will focus on governance that reflects people because “we are people-centred.”

“Therefore, we are going to be working assiduously on a four-point agenda of health, education, employment creation and massive infrastructural development, using local resources, particularly direct labour system.

“We will ensure prudent utilisation of funds and ensure even distribution of resources, especially among the poorest of the poor, while making sure that the middle class is appropriately populated,” Olorunfemi said.


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