An ex-militant group, United Seawolf Avengers has commended Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for chosing an Ilaje indigene, Lucky Aiyedatiwa as his running mate for the October 10 Governorship in Ondo State.
The group said the choice of Mr. Aiyedatiwa would make the youth in Ilaje Local Government vote for Governor Akeredolu in the upcoming election.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed and made available to newsmen on Monday in Akure, by its leader, General Deji Ehinmowo, and the General Secretary, General Akinfemi-Raymond Omojuwa.
The group said the entire Ilaje youths agreed to work for the reelection of Akeredolu because the community had never produced a deputy governor or a governor in the state.
It further appreciated the governor for retaining the deputy governor’s slot in the southern district of the state after the incumbent deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We are more than grateful that we are counted worthy amongst the APC government that our son is chosen to be deputy governorship candidate.
“Akeredolu has always said we did not vote for him in the past, but it was due to our son always being in the race in the previous elections, but now, we will work for him.
“Formerly in the past, he always had 20 per cent of votes, but this time around, we will work for him to achieve 90 per cent in votes.
“Other zones have used complete eight years,we want the northern senatorial district to complete their tenure, so it will return to the southern senatorial district,” it said.
The group also congratulated the governor for winning the APC primaries and assured him of 90 per cent of votes in Ilaje”