By Godwin Amunde
A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee representing Youths , Barrister Ismail Ahmed, has expressed concern ahead of the gubernatorial elections in Ondo State, assuring that his Party would not take anything for granted especially after losing the recently concluded gubernatorial elections in Edo State to an opposition Party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Addressing Journalists at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, Ismail Ahmed said the Ondo State election was going to be dicey but however assured that his party was not going to take anything for granted anymore.
“As we go to Ondo State, we know that APC did not win the Presidential election in Ondo State. So, Ondo is also going to be very dicey but the governor has done most of the reconciliation that he needed to do base on what the reconciliation committee recommended to him.
“We are not going to take anything for granted anymore, we are not going to be sitting on our oars again, we are going to go out and fight to make sure that we retain that state,” he said.
Barrister Ahmed revealed that the party was going to call for a post mortem to ascertain the true situation that characterized the Edo elections.
“We thought we had covered the ground full well but there was a blind side we didn’t see. But the Party has not officially done a post mortem which we intend to do this week. The National Assembly is very busy, we are going to call a post mortem to know how far and how we find ourselves in this kind of situation.
“ It was disheartening to note that the APC had representation in all the geo-political zones since 2015 but now have lost it. We have to work very hard to regain it even though we won election fair and square in 2019, but that is something we can’t take for granted any longer,” he said.