Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Sunday denied rumour of his disqualification saying he is still in the State’s Governorship race in the Oct. 10 election.
The screening, which took place from July 8 to July 10 in Abuja, was for the 12 APC governorship aspirants in the state.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Ojo Oyewamide, in a statement, said the rumour was a ploy to distract supporters of Akeredolu.
He explained that it was another distraction “unleashed with the aim of deceiving the unsuspecting public and diverting attention from the self-imposed pains on the part of those behind the story.
“They are scavengers and will stop at nothing to sustain their trade of deceit. Ignore them, remain firm, be dedicated and prayerful.
“Akeredolu is not just participating at the party primary. He shall be re-elected by the Grace of God, come October 10, 2020.
“The governor, therefore, appeals to all his supporters to ignore the rumour and dedicate this period to God for His continuous grace, favour and protection,” he said.
The Screening Committee set up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to screen governorship aspirants, ahead of the July 20 primary election in Ondo State had disqualified one of the aspirants.
It was however gathered that Dr. Abraham Michael, was the aspirant disqualified by the committee.
The aspirants who participated in the screening exercise are: the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Mr. Joseph Olusola Iji, Odimayo Okunjimi, Olayide Owolabi Adelami, Issac Kekemeke, Olusola Oke, lfeoluwa Oyedele and Olajumoke Anifowoshe.
Others are: Awodeyi Colinus, Olubukola Adetula, Dr.Abraham Michael and Dr. Nathaniel Adojutelegan.
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