October 20, 2016

Ondo poll: No regret dropping my ambition for Oke – Olowookere

Voters on queue in Ondo sent by Citizen reporter Feyisayo

By Dayo Johnson
FORMER governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, in Ondo State, Mr Akin Olowookere, yesterday, said he has no regret dropping his ambition for Olusola Oke, who just defected to the party.

Olowookere, who was accused of taking N5million from Oke before he let go his governorship ambition, however, denied collecting a dime from the former Legal Adviser of the PDP.

Olowookere, in a statement in Akure, said that  “about a month ago, thousands of the good people of Ondo State approached me without the concept of Chief Olusola Oke, to let go of my ticket on the platform of AD for the choice of the electorates. They stated many reasons, that when it is the turn of Ondo Central Senatorial District that I will be considered as their top most priority. History is made by INEC, declaring the most suitable man for the job, Chief Olusola Oke.”

“In less than a month, that the ticket was legally and duly transferred to him, our party has witnessed 55 per cent of people from PDP and 60 per cent of people from APC, amongst others that are apolitical. On behalf of my political movement; Akin Olowookere Vanguard, we want to reaffirm our unrelenting support for the success of Chief Olusola Oke’s governorship ambition, till he is finally declared the governor of the state.

Meanwhile, the choice of Ganny Dauda as the deputy governorship candidate of the AD has sparked off ripples.

Some chieftains of the party have kicked against his choice without due consultation.

The chieftains said that Olowookere, who relinquished the ticket for Oke, ought to be carried along and was in a better position to have suggested a chieftain of his group from the Northern senatorial area of the state for the position.