Sen. Boluwaji Kunlere, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant for Ondo 2020 governorship election has said that no consensus candidate was adopted for the upcoming party primaries.
Kunlere, a former Ondo South senator, said in a statement on Friday that at no time was PDP South-West Zonal Vice Chairman, Eddy Olafeso, adopted as the party’s sole candidate from Okitipupa Local Government Area.
According to Kunlere, five governorship aspirants from Okitipupa LGA met on Thursday at Ode-Aye to discuss the fortunes of the party but two of them withdrew their aspirations to support Olafeso.
The former Ondo South senator, however, urged his followers to disregard the information as “he is still active in the race and would contest the primaries and confident of winning.
“Our attention has been drawn to the news making the rounds that Olafeso have emerged as the sole PDP governorship candidate for Okitipupa LGA.
“We also need to clear the air that Sen. Kunlere has not jettisoned his governorship aspiration to support anyone as purportedly reported.
“The five aspirants: Kunlere, Olafeso, Omoniyi Ogunwa, Bamidele Akingboye and Bimpe Olatemiju, met in Ode-Aye to discuss the way forward for the party as Ogunwa and Olamiteju declare their support for Olafeso.
“This should not be misconstrued to be that all of us jettison our ambition to support Olafeso as this is the handiwork of agents of desperation and confusion.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Kunlere is still active in the race as he will contest the governorship primaries and confident of winning.
“We urge our teeming supporters to disregard the fake news of nominating Olafeso as the sole candidate in this area as it was the handiwork of mischief makers,” Kunlere said.