President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday joined chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure at a pre-rally peace meeting with the governorship aspirants.
He also met with traditional rulers from Ondo state shortly before attending the grand rally to shore-up fortunes for the party’s governorship candidate.
He urged the angry aspirants of the party in the state to forget their losses and support the candidate, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu in the 26 November election.
At the meeting which was attended by the gubernatorial aspirants, APC elders in the state, and national officers of the party, President Buhari said the unity of the party was crucial for the outcome of next Saturday’s election.
The President was accompanied to the meeting by the Senate President Bukola Saraki, APC National Chairman Odigie Oyegun, several APC Governors and Ministers.
He told the party faithful in Ondo that he looked forward to a successful election next week.
Buhari commended the gubernatorial aspirants for their loyalty to the party and supporting Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the party’s candidate for the November 26 elections in the state.
“I am very pleased that those of you who lost the primaries are still very much in the party.
“That you lose elections doesn’t mean you should walk away, you keep on trying. I went to the Supreme Court three times in my bid to become the President of Nigeria.
The Gubernatorial Candidate Rotimi Akeredolu and his wife joined in a group photo with Ondo APC Gubernatorial Aspirants shortly after meeting with APC stakeholders.