One of the aspirants on the platform of Unity Forum, contesting for the governorship ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Chief Bukola Adetula, on Thursday denied that he has entered an agreement to be the running mate of any other aspirant , describing such as smear campaign to undermine his ambition.
Adetula said it is a lie that he has jettisoned his ambition and has accepted to be a running mate to another candidate, adding that any information to that effect from any quarters is a figment of the imagination of the people propagating the false information.
He reiterated that his ambition remains unshaken as he awaits the decision of the APC Unity Forum selection committee, stating that the rumour is baseless and he is setting the record straight regarding his governorship ambition.
“I have gathered that some individuals in a bid to smear my image have started peddling the rumour round the state that I have accepted to be running mate to a certain aspirant and I can only say that those involved in such are those who are threatened by my profile.This is to state emphatically that the rumour is nothing but a figment of the imagination of those who are not comfortable with the progress we have made so far,” he said.
Adetula appealed to his supporters, especially members of the APC and the Unity Forum, to “discountenance the rumour as it is baseless and unfounded.” He urged his supporters to keep faith in the project and continue sharing in his aspiration with the good people of Ondo State.
“My governorship aspiration is intact and I strongly believe we shall get there by the grace of God and with support from the good people of Ondo state,” Adetula added.
He reiterated that he remains a credible alternative within the APC fold.