- Senator Adeola denied report that he was collapsing his governorship plan
- The senator said he was till in the race for the position
- He said he would duly inform his supporters if there was a change of plan
Senator Solomon Adeola has responded to report that he was planning to collapse his governorship plan in Ogun state for Prince Gboyega Nosiru Isiaka saying it was untrue.
In a statement by his media adviser, Chief Kayode Odunaro, Senator Adeola said his governorship plans were still alive.
He said if he was going to take any contrary step, he would duly inform his party and supporters.
Read statement below:
“The attention of Senator Solomon Adeola, aka Yayi, has been drawn to a story published by a newspaper, “Platform Times” in its online edition and reviewed in Sweet FM Radio Station in Abeokuta to the effect that Senator Adeola ‘may’ collapse his political structure in favour of Prince Gboyega Nosiru Isiaka (GNI) in the race for the governorship seat of Ogun State in 2019.
“We state emphatically that there is no iota of truth in this highly speculative story without recourse to hearing from the side of Senator Solomon Adeola.
“The true position of things is that the aspiration of Senator Adeola for Ogun 2019 is very much alive and his extensive consultations preparatory to a formal declaration are still ongoing at this time”.
“It is inconceivable that Senator Adeola popularly adjudged as the foremost aspirant in the race will collapse his structure for any aspirant without recourse to his leaders and teeming supporters across the length and breadth of Ogun State”.
“It is further misleading to insinuate that Senator Adeola, a progressive politician all his political life and a leading Senator of All Progressive Congress, APC, would collapse his structure for another aspirant that is not in his political party at this point.
“For the records, Senator Adeola’s ongoing consultations involves reaching out to other contenders for Ogun 2019, particularly those from Ogun West Senatorial District on the need for a common front in ensuring that a citizen of the district is elected as Governor of Ogun State for the first time after over a 40 year history of exclusion from the position.
“Such consultations however are exclusive of discussions of collapsing political structures or stepping down by aspirants in the race at this point when many of them belong to different tendencies and political parties.”
Senator Adeola Yayi reportedly escaped a kidnapping attempt during an attack on the Senate by suspected hoodlums.
Legit.ng had reported that the Senate had come under attack on Wednesday, April 18, when the mace which is the symbol of authority was taken away by some hoodlums.
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