Olusegun Abraham, the aspirant who lost the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo to Rotimi Akeredolu, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has said that he feels the pains of his passionate supporters.
Olusegun made this statement shortly after the Ondo state APC primary election committee Chairman, Mohammed Abubakar announced the result of the election.
However, the aspirant commended the election committee chaired by Mohammed Abubakar, Jigawa state governor, over the smooth conduct of the exercise, promising not to turn his back on the party.
“I congratulate Rotimi Akeredolu who emerged with 669 votes at the primary election of our great party, the APC, in Ondo state,” he said in a statement.
“My special regards and admiration for Alhaji Baderu Abubakar, the Governor of Jigawa state, and his team for their sterling quality and integrity in conducting the APC governorship primary in Ondo state.
“I also thank my teeming supporters for showing maximum solidarity throughout the campaign till now. I am not unaware of the pain you feel right now; with so much fervor, you all took our message of industrializing Ondo state to every nook and cranny. I pray that our God will bring the much-needed prosperity we seek to Ondo state in earnest.
“I will not turn my back on my loving people of Ondo. I will continue to contribute my quota to the development of our state in any way God directs.
“The APC is a party that is consistently determined to bring prosperity and good governance to the people of Nigeria, and I will ever remain loyal to our party, together with its ideals and principles.”