Akeredolu’s victory shows Nigerians still love APC - Dogara

Speaker Yakubu Dogara believes the victory of Rotimi Akeredolu at the Ondo governorship poll is proof that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is still popular among Nigerians.

The APC went into the election unsure of victory, having seen its stock plummet in recent times, due to the ailing economy. However, Akeredolu emerged winner, fending off the challenge of Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP and Olusola Oke of the AD.

In a statement in Abuja, Dogara said, “The election of Barrister Akeredolu and the APC in Ondo state is a clear indication of the popularity of our political party.

“The victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election is proof that the party is still loved by Nigerians.

“I would like to congratulate my learned colleague on his victory at the poll, and also commend our great party, the All Progressives Congress, for a thorough and successful campaign.”

He urged all stakeholders to come together and ensure that the incoming APC government in Ondo delivers on the mandate given by the people inline with the party’s manifesto.

“As a party, we must take our victory in Ondo seriously since the people have placed enormous trust in us. We must, therefore, deliver on policies that will improve their standard of living.”


  1. See who is talking. Mr budget padder. Since nothing was done to him, what he did will become a norm in the assembly. Still congratulating APC on the victory.

  2. Says who, I think they like the candidate himself and not the party.

  3. Let's see what the newly elected Governor will do for the people of Ondo State..


  4. Nigerians do believe that he can deliver

  5. Not only that Nigerians still love APC but also as a warning that ruling party can lose election in any part of the federation, even at the central.

  6. APC is not a party Abeg...its a party of hunger...

  7. I don't think it's the party but the personality of its candidates and the believe that he can deliver.

  8. Love What ....Rigged Election..

  9. Pple are jst tired of one party rulling 4 many yrs

  10. Anthony Olukayode Patrick28 November, 2016 13:11

    He was lucky due to the insesitivity of the incubent Governor. Neither was he that loved nor the popularity of his party. The low performance records and the non payment of 7 month salaries of the workers were the major factors for PDP defeat. Dogara, should let us hear word, jor!


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