Boroffice says no pact with Akeredolu in Ondo
The disagreement between the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, and the senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Prof Ajayi Boroffice, is still unresolved as there is an indication that the senator will not support the automatic second term ticket for the governor.
Boroffice’s media aide, Kayode Fakuyi, who spoke for the senator, denied a report that Akeredolu and Boroffice had resolved their differences and that the senator had supported the governor to secure an automatic ticket of the All Progressives Congress ahead of next year’s governorship election in the state.
Fakuyi insisted that there would be no automatic ticket of the APC for anybody in the party in the 2020 governorship poll.
In a statement on Sunday, Fakuyi alleged that some appointees of the governor had perfected plans to tell the party members that Boroffice and Akeredolu had sealed a pact at the instance of some national leaders of the APC.
He said, “I wish to confirm that there is no pact between Prof Boroffice and Governor Akeredolu. The tale is false in its entirety. Anyway, Prof Boroffice does not need any sort of concession from anyone.
“Again, I reiterate that Prof Boroffice has no preferred aspirant for the 2020 governorship candidacy of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State.
“I urge associates and supporters of Prof Boroffice to ignore the cheap lies emanating from some appointees of the governor. Assuredly, no illusory pact can suspend the rights of party members to determine party’s candidate or circumvent the process of direct governorship primary election in Ondo State.”