Ondo 2020: Senator Boroffice Speaks On Governorship Race

Ahead of the 2020 governorship election in Ondo State,the lawmaker representing Ondo North Senatorial district of the state at the National Assembly, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, on Thursday said the people of the state should count him out of the 2020 governorship election in the state.

Boroffice who stated this in a statement issued by the Boroffice Media Office (BMO)and signed by Mr. Kayode Fakuyi, also said that he had no anointed aspirants among those jostling for the governorship ticket.

He noted that some aspirants had been dropping his name to canvass for support from some political leaders in the state ahead of election but said he never endorsed any of the aspirants.

Speculation with the party indicated that at least three politicians had been working underneath ahead of the next year governorship election in the state.

This include, the executive directors in the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Mr. Ife Oyedele, immediate past Chairman of APC in the state, Hon. Isaac Kekemeke, and the South west coordinator for Buhari campaign Organisation, Chief Olusola Oke.

But Boroffice in the statement maintained that there was no preferred or anointed aspirants and said the statement became necessary to clear air on the issue and stated that “the Borroffice media office is abreast of claims by some governorship aspirants in the APC that Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has endorsed their governorship aspirations.

“We are aware some governorship aspirants have been making frantic efforts to woo and lobby prominent leaders in the political structure of Prof. Ajayi Boroffice to support their governorship aspirations under the premise that Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has said he has no governorship ambition.

Firstly, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice believes the intense jostling for APC governorship ticket in Ondo State is way too early. Having had an unimpressive outing in the 2019 general elections, this is the time for all leaders, stakeholders and party members to unite for genuine reconciliation and re-energise the party.

“Instructively, while it is true that Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has no intention to vie for APC governorship ticket in 2020, it is untrue that Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has endorsed any governorship aspirant. Hence, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has no preferred aspirant.

“Furthermore, all political associates and supporters of Prof. Ajayi Boroffice in Ondo State are urged to keep faith with the APC and the process of revitalizing the party in Ondo State.

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