Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial hopeful for Oyo Central, Comrade Wale Ajani, has said that the alleged imposition of candidates allegedly being orchestrated by Governor Seyi Makinde was a mere rumour.
Ajani stated this on Saturday, while fielding questions from journalists during a media chat in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He said that governor is a true democrat, whose actions and utterances are in tandem with democratic tenets.
While substantiating his stance, the senatorial hopeful expatiated that the pieces of information spreading like wildfire on imposition of candidates are mere rumours which can’t be orchestrated by Makinde.
Ajani maintained that Makinde has firm understanding and mastery of democratic engagement and tenets, adding that the governor could not engage in an act that would give extinction to stability of democracy and its firm principles.
He said that PDP remains a party which tailors its activities and programmes in line with pronouncement of democratic tenets, maintaining that the governor and leaders would do everything possible to adhere strictly to those principles.
On his preparation for party’s primaries, he said that he had consulted all concerned and appropriate individuals and stakeholders in the party for the possibility of his emergence.
Ajani maintained that he has declared his intention with procurement and submission of expression of interest and nomination forms, stressing that is ready and willing to partake in PDP senatorial primaries slated for May, 2022.
On his blueprint, he stated that Oyo Central Senatorial District deserves better representation and it has to be liberated from the shackles of retrogression that is purportedly triggered by bad representation.
He promised to make a difference in human capital development and welfare of constituents if given the opportunity.
Ajani adjudged himself the best among the aspirants, stressing that being the youngest among the aspirants, and as someone with character, competency and capacity, the party’s stakeholders would not jettison putting a round peg in a round hole.
On the N1 million he credited to one of the account numbers of the leaders in Oyo Central, which he is now allowed to be trying to retrieve back, Ajani maintained that it was mere grapevine that he mounted pressure on them, adding thstlat senatorial chairman, Alh. Mufutau Ogunremi, in his wisdom sent the money to him, having discovered that the payment was against the party’s guidelines constitution.