- The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, was absent at the live debate organised by a television station ahead of the Ondo governorship election recently
- Akeredolu has now reacted with an explanation concerning why he could not attend the debate conducted for the governorship candidates
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ondo governorship election slated for November 26, has explained the reason he did not appear at the recent debate organised by Channels television.
The debate was organised for all the governorship candidates in the election on Monday, November 21, but Akeredolu was absent and no reason was reportedly given for this.
The governorship candidate has said the debate came at a time his campaign was at its peak and this was the reason he could not make it.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that Akeredolu gave the explanation in a statement by the secretary of the communications committee of his campaign organisation, Mr Kunle Adebayo.
He said he was engaging in grassroots rallies adding: “We regret the inability of Mr Rotimi Akeredolu to attend today’s governorship debate organised by Channels Television.
“It is unfortunate that the debate is coming at a time when our grassroots rallies are at their peaks.
“As we write this, Akeredolu is tucked in the deep riverine communities of Ilaje local government, most of which have no access to electricity to watch television.
“In view of the demand of this hectic campaign schedule, we, therefore, regret our inability to honour Channel TV’s call for debate within the remaining time.”