The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Segun Oni, will lead a six-member team from the party’s national leadership to coordinate the Situation Room during the Ondo governorship election.
The APC is fielding Rotimi Akeredolu, a senior advocate as its torch bearer.
Mr Edegbe Odemwingie, the party`s Assistant Director of Publicity, said the decision to send the Oni team was reached after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Tuesday in Abuja.
He noted that other members of the team were the party`s National Vice Chairman (South-West), Chief Pius Oluwole Akinyelure and its National Vice Chairman (North-West), Inuwa Abdul-Kadir.
He added that the party`s Zonal Youth Leader (South West), Mr Adedotun Oluwasegun, the Zonal Woman Leader (South West) Mrs Kemi Nelson and APC Chieftain, Hon Acho Obioma would also form part of the team.
He stated that the party’s Situation Room was expected to liaise with the Control Centre, which would be situated at its National Secretariat in Abuja.
The Ondo State governorship election is scheduled to take place on Saturday 26 November.
Meanwhile, the Director General of the Akeredolu Campaign Platform, Victor Olabimtan has accused the Alliance for Democracy (AD) of plotting to kill him.
Olabimtan however said he remains unshaken and unruffled by the desperate moves of the AD.
“This is to alert you of the brutal, cruel and impious plans being made by the most desperate and vicious amongst our opponents in the fast approaching contest for the soul of Alagbaka Government House.
“I have been reliably informed by impeccable sources that the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in an unholy collaboration with some politicians from Lagos State, have contracted some men of the underworld to assassinate me before the election day.
“They are jittery and envious of the common sense revolution currently being led by me in Ondo state. Those who want to enslave my state are not happy by my move so they want to send me out of circulation.
“I also want to say expressly and without any fear of intimidation or contradiction that the assassins hired to carry out this hazardous job are currently being camped at a hotel in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
“Let me also state unmistakably that aside my humble self, Mr. ‘Yemi Adaramodu, a close ally of former Ekiti State Governor and incumbent Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and five other APC chieftains committed to the Akeredolu’s project have been earmarked for assassination by the Alliance for Democracy with a strong coordination from their god fathers.
“While I, Victor Adekanye Olabimtan is unshaken, unmoved and unruffled by their dastard and desperate moves just because of power, I am putting the general public on notice that the AD should be held responsible if any attempt is made on my life or God forbid, the already contracted men of the underworld succeeds with their wicked assignment to take me out of circulation.”
The AD has not responded to the allegation..