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Today, amidst anticipation and speculation, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State is poised to select its gubernatorial candidate for the forthcoming November 16 election.

With 171,922 certified delegates representing the 203 wards across the state, the decision carries significant weight, determining who will carry the party’s flag into the electoral contest.


Among the aspirants vying for the APC ticket stands Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo, the sole woman in the fray.

Hailing from the Arigidi Akoko area of the state, Waheed-Adekojo is a certified mechanical engineer.

Her candidacy represents a break from convention, embodying the spirit of empowered and accomplished women striving for political representation and leadership roles.

In a field dominated by male contenders, Waheed-Adekojo stands out as a symbol of resilience and determination, exemplifying the capabilities of Nigerian women in diverse spheres of society.

Her candidacy underscores the importance of gender diversity and inclusivity in political decision-making processes, challenging stereotypes and paving the way for greater female participation in governance.

As delegates deliberate and cast their votes, the spotlight shines on Waheed-Adekojo as she endeavors to make history and secure the APC ticket.

Her presence in the gubernatorial race adds a dynamic dimension to the electoral landscape, offering voters an alternative choice and signaling a shift towards progressive and inclusive politics in Ondo State.

Regardless of the outcome, Waheed-Adekojo’s candidacy serves as a testament to the evolving role of women in Nigerian politics, inspiring future generations of female leaders to aspire to greater heights and pursue their ambitions with courage and determination.

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