Governor of Ondo State, Oluwaotimi Akeredolu, has denied rumours that he has been disqualified from participating in the July 20 governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement on Sunday by his Media Aide, Ojo Oyewamide, Governor Akeredolu said the rumour was a ploy to distract supporters of Akeredolu, adding that he is still in the governorship race.
He added that he was cleared by the screening committee at the screening, which took place from July 8 to July 10 in Abuja.
Oyewande explained that it was another distraction “unleashed with the aim of deceiving the unsuspecting public and diverting attention from the self-imposed pains on the part of those behind the story.
He said: “They are scavengers and will stop at nothing to sustain their trade of deceit. Ignore them, remain firm, be dedicated and prayerful.
“Akeredolu is not just participating at the party primary. He shall be re-elected by the Grace of God, come October 10, 2020.
“The governor, therefore, appeals to all his supporters to ignore the rumour and dedicate this period to God for His continuous grace, favour and protection”.