James Sowole in Akure
The first runner-up in the weekend gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the November 25 election in Ondo State, Olusegun Abraham, conceded defeat to his rival Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Sunday.
Akeredolu scored 669 votes to defeat Abraham, who polled 635 while the second runner-up,Chief Olusola Oke, scored 583 votes in a keenly contested election.
Congratulating Akeredolu for winning the.primary election, Abraham commended the Election Committee headed by the Jigawa State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, and his team for the display of transparency during the exercise.
While speaking with journalists in his house at Ijapo, Akure, Abraham commended his supporters for their efforts and sacrifice during the campaign for the election.
He commended the APC leadership and members for their activities to enshure that the exercise was hitch-free.
Abraham promised to continue to be loyal to the party saying “I will not turn my back against the party”.
The aspirant promised to continue to support the party so that the APC can defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order to move Ondo State on the right track and rescue the state from sinking further.