Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has urged members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State to disregard, dismiss and cast away the rumour on purported endorsement of any of the 25 governorship aspirants of the party by the party leadership.
Prof. Boroffice is the senator representing Ondo North senatorial district.
Boroffice said this in a press statement issued in Akure on Tuesday by his media aide, Kayode Adeniyi.
The frontline governorship aspirant described the rumour on endorsement as needless distraction that will never aid its promoters.
He urged the over 3,000 delegates in the party to remain vigilant and steadfast.
According to him, desperate politicians may have ignited the rumour in an attempt to derail the focus of the party on free, fair, credible and transparent primary election.
Senator Boroffice stated that he secured assurances from:
1. National party leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,
2. former interim National chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, and,
3. The party leaders in the Southwest geopolitical zone.
He said that there is nothing like anointed aspirant or endorsement as far as the governorship primary election of the party is concerned.
“As an aspirant and democrat, I have had intimate interactions and engagements with party delegates over the years.
“The support I enjoy from them is reassuring.
“No distraction, whether calculated or accidental, can derail our focus on 27th of August, 2016, the scheduled date for primary election.
“My supporters and I are ready to participate and win,” he said.
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