According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Ondo governor also described his declaration of some prominent Ondo indigenes as his enemies for life as a political statement, saying that having won the election, he has no need to keep enemies.
Akeredolu speaking in the visit said: “We came in here to see Mr President. And the Chairman presents our Certificates of Return to Mr President. The Deputy Governor designate, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa, is here. And I express our appreciation to Mr President for his support.
“I have also expressed appreciation to our Chairman of the Campaign Council, who is the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Jide Sanwo-Olu. I also thank all governors, APC governors, the progressive governors for their support. A number of them are here with us. “You can see the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), who is a member of our party. He is my Chairman. The Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) is also here and other brother governors who are here and who played very prominent role and other governors who are not able to come today. All of us went to the battle in unity. And it is clear to us that when we are united, no force can move us.
“APC is a very strong force. We are a strong party in this country. So, we have gone to prove in Ondo that Ondo is not Edo. They were dreaming. Now, they must have woken from their slumber. Ondo is not Edo. We have proven that. This is only possible with all of us working together, all the governors, the Bagudus of this world, the Badarus of this world, Fayemis of this world, Sanwo-Olus of this world, the Yahaya Bellos of this world, all of us went there to fight a good battle. And I’m sure Mr President was happy