The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir David Lawal, has told all the 24 aspirants jostling for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to run for the Ondo State governorship election on November 26, 2016 that President Muhammadu Buhari has no preferred candidate among them.
The APC governorship primaries has been slated to hold this Saturday in Akure, the state capital.
The state chapter of the party had been plunged into a crisis amid allegations that a national leader of the party and kingmaker was pulling all the stops to ensure his favourite candidate emerged winner of the primaries.
But speaking at the end of a meeting with the aspirants in Abuja on Monday, Mr. Lawal assured the aspirants that a level playing ground will be given to all of them.
He also warned that the security agencies have been properly briefed to ensure there is protection of lives and properties during the primary election in the state.