Ondo State Auto Rally… a huge success

Ondo State Auto Rally… a huge success


Ondo State Governor  Arakurin Rotimi Akeredolu has commended the Ondo  auto rally  which  took place  both at  Ilara-Mokin and Akure on 11th November, 2017 The first Auto Rally Race was held in Ilara-Mokin where the  Wuraola Memorial Golf Tournament  took place at the Smokin Hills.

Akeredolu  said  the event had  boosted the tourism potential of the state, saying the organisers deserved praise. “This is Sunshine State, I can tell you we have the best potential for tourism in its natural state,” the Governor told  the  racers, car  experts and rally enthusiasts,  who gathered for the event in Akure on  Saturday 11th November, 2017.

He added that with projects like the auto rally his administration could  only provide adequate infrastructure  that would  aid the sustenance of tourism promotion ventures. Akeredolu said, “Although we have just started, I can assure you we will put in place  the  necessary infrastructure for Public Private Partnership to thrive (in the development of the sector).”

Olumuyiwa Akintola, who led the team Rage with their signature design race car “Rage”,  steered the team to an Off-Road victory, beating Kingsley Uwatse and Peter Awojirin to the second and third place respectively.  Akintola pocketed the N250, 000 prize money staked  in the category.

In the Road category, Antonio Sandouk coasted home easily with his ‘Stingray’ to claim victory while Babatunde Ojosipe and Habibu Nagide could only manage second and third place respectively.  Founder of Elizade Group, Chief Michael  Ade. Ojo, OON who hosted the racers on the eve of the rally at his Ilara- Mokin country home,  said he was delighted to have the rally  share spotlight with his signature Wuraola Memorial Tournament.

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