…As Ajayi refutes pulling out of race
As the citizens of Ondo State are at the polls today to elect a new governor who will govern them for another four years, the incumbent governor and flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN has cast his vote at his polling unit, theforesight.com.ng can confirm.
He cast his vote at Ward 2,Ijebu-Owo.
This is just as his estranged Deputy Governor and Gubernatorial candidate of the Zenith Labour Party,Agboola Ajayi denied claims of pulling out of the race.
In a statement signed by his Media Adviser,Comrade Allen Sowore,posted on his Facebook page as cited by our correspondent, it reads in part: “Again, the attention of the Deputy Governor and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Agboola Ajayi has been drawn to a forged resignation letter from the Governorship Election holding today, Saturday- 10 October, 2020.
“Ondo State Governor and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and his Media hirelings will not stop at nothing to peddle fake news. The latest is a forged letter posted by a pseudo account which Leke Akeredolu, Special Media aide to the governor is behind.
” This fake news being sponsored by the outgoing Governor and his cohorts. It’s not different from the earlier ones sponsored and paid for that the Zenith Labour Party’s Candidate, Agboola Ajayi is working with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede SAN.
“Nothing can be farther from the truth.”
It added: “For the umpteenth time, and for the purposes of clarity and emphasis, the Deputy Governor and candidate of ZLP, Agboola Ajayi will not resign or back out from the race he’s winning ultimately.
“The general public, members of our great party and most importantly the electorate should therefore disregard this latest antics of the drowning party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Rather than moving around with the false news. Governor Akeredolu should be courageous enough to accept defeat in good faith.”