The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has rubbished claims by Chief Olusola Oke, one of many governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) within the state, that he approached him to step down forward of the elections.
Oke made the remarks after submitting his nomination and declaration of curiosity kinds in Abuja.
Based on the controversial Unity Discussion board candidate, he has been “reaching out” to Akeredolu, to try to persuade him to step down.
Nevertheless, Akeredolu’s Senior Particular Assistant on Particular Duties and Technique, Doyin Odebowale, on Saturday stated Oke made such assertion to draw sympathy.
Odebowale stated: “It’s laughable to see a person who rejoined the APC after struggling essentially the most crushing defeat within the final gubernatorial election within the state, boast of his political stature necessitating exigent intervention.
“It’s unhappy certainly that the person who alleged that he misplaced the gubernatorial primaries in 2016 due to phantom 300 votes allegedly given to an opponent and the eventual winner couldn’t use his recognition to win on one other political platform, the moribund Alliance for Democracy, (AD), resuscitated to advertise treachery.”
Odebowale added that in contrast to Akeredolu who gained the 2016 election, Oke solely “flaunts some specious credentials of service gained in two native authorities areas in 2012 and 2016.”
He then made it clear Akeredolu will probably be in search of the help of the individuals of Ondo State to serve once more.
Governor Akeredolu is presently recovering from COVID-19 and has insisted he will not hand over to his deputy, Agboola Ajayi.