The Special Assistant to the Ondo State Governor on New Media, Olabode Richard Olatunde, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, 29 July, 2020.

According to Akeredolu, the leaders of the party had made various consultations to choose a qualified candidate as his running mate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

In arriving at the choice of Aiyedatiwa, the governor said some important factors assisted the leaders of the party, including the decision to sever ties with mediocrity and treachery.

While noting that the experiences of the immediate past must guide his decision, Akeredolu said a candidate with verifiable credentials and pedigree had been chosen to complete the last part of the gubernatorial race.

Also, he identified loyalty and honesty as virtues needed to serve at the moment. The governor said the people expect a fresh and dignifying running mate for the position.

He congratulated the new commissioner for Natural Resources, Hon. Idowu Otetubi and the Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship Development, while asking them to remain committed and steadfast to the service of the people.