BY DAPO AKINREFON & GBENGA ARIYIBI
FOR the second term in a week, the Labour Party Governorship Candidate, Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele has said he is not contemplating stepping down for any other candidate in the state.
Reacting to reports yesterday that he had stepped down for the PDP Candidate, Ayodele Fayose, he accused Fayose of being behind the rumour.
Speaking through a statement credited to his spokesman, Ahmed Salami, he said he could not step down for Fayose for any reason. Bamidele said the rumour about his withdrawal from the race is Fayose’s smokescreen which he said is dead on arrival.
He said if anyone has a reason to step down at all that it should be Fayose because he (Bamidele) stands a better chance of winning the race.
The LP candidate said he is relying on better public image and leadership virtues than Fayose whom he said has a baggage of negativity hanging around his neck
Bamidele who said he has facts of how the former governor as been hiding under fictitious names to destroy his name in the media, saying his growing popularity is a source of concern to Fayose and his supporters.