Bamidele Akingboye, a disqualified governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, has asked his supporters to throw their weight behind the Deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi.
He made this call in a statement released through his spokesman, Oyeniyi Iwakun, on Tuesday in Akure, the state capital.
Akingboye who was disqualified by the party screening committee led by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, also declared his support for Ajayi ahead of the governorship election.
According to him, he is supporting the state Deputy Governor due to his consultation with his supporters, party leaders, stakeholders, friends, family and well-meaning Ondo State citizens, home and abroad.
He said, “Without prejudice to others, Otunba Bamidele Benson Oluwaseyi Akingboye (OBA), has finally decided to put his weight behind the Gubernatorial Aspiration of His Excellency, Barrister Agboola Alfred Ajayi, in the fast-approaching July 22nd, 2020 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Primaries.”
“This decision is informed by the disposition of OBA Grassroot Movement after objective analysis and due consultation with supporters, party leaders, stakeholders, friends, family and well-meaning Ondo State citizens, home and abroad.”
“This move has come inevitably in a bid to avoid taking chances in our quest to rescuing Ondo State, and birth a New Dawn in the lives of all and sundry via the October 10, 2020, gubernatorial poll.”
“The quest for sustainable and genuine transformation of our lives, and security of our future as a state remains a common ideology and priority to Akingboye and his camp.”
“Akingboye reassures of his promise to do everything possible to ensure that the battle against retrogression, oppression and inept governance in Ondo State is won and buried.”
“Furthermore, he urges his supporters, party faithful, delegates and the general public to respect his decision and support the moving train of Agboola Ajayi to become the next governor of Ondo State both at the primary and state’s General Election.”
“While appreciating all members and Coordinators of OBA Grassroot Movement for their steadfastness and unalloyed loyalty, Akingboye is optimistic that a new chapter is already opened in advancing the goals of the movement even as he calls for peace and unity within and beyond the party ahead of the polls.”