By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Chairman of Ondo State Universal Primary Education Board, SUPEB, Princess Oladuni Odu, on Thursday donated campaign materials to the State Secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure.
A statement made available to Western Post by the publicity secretary of the party said Odu has made a remarkable impact as first political office holder to have done so, few weeks after the governorship candidate of the party emerged.
Items donated for a successful campaign included a thousand posters, another thousand face caps, and 500 T-shirts, with the inscription, AKETI 2020, and the party logo.
Receiving the items on behalf of the party, Ondo State APC Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, described Princess Odu as a notable politician with high regards for party structure.
He said only a few politicians appreciate the party, “once they get political appointments”.
Adetimehin continued: “I am not surprised at what Princess Oladuni Odu has done today. It takes people with respect for the party like Odu, in positions of authority, to build a strong political party. I can assure you that the party structure will stand by you when you need it”.
The party boss promised to ensure that the items were distributed among the 18 local government party chairmen, so the impact of the donation could be felt by all.
Earlier, the SUPEB Chairman, Princess Oladuni Odu, said the items were meant to boost campaign for the re-election bid of the party’s governorship candidate, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.
Odu explained that the supremacy of the party requires that politicians and political office holders should support, and exhibit much respect for the party’s structure.
She argued that those that had experienced life outside the government would appreciate how lofty and enticing it is to be in power, adding that leaders should work together to ensure victory for the party’s candidate, come October.
“This is my widow’s mite, donated to the party for the governorship campaign. I must say this is a demonstration of my loyalty and commitment to the party, and its success at the governorship election,” she further explained.