- Senator Ajayi Boroffice has said he had nobody in mind as governorship hopeful for the 2020 election in Ondo state
- Boroffice also affirmed that he was not interested in the governorship ticket of the APC as being speculated
- According to the senator, it is too early to be fighting and causing unnecessary noise as to who becomes the party's candidate for 2020 election
The senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Ajayi Boroffice, has frowned at the early jostling for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Boroffice made this known in a press statement made available by his media spokesman, Kayode Fakuyi, on Thursday, May 2, in Akure.
The senator said that the party stakeholders in the state ought to address factors that were responsible for the party’s poor performance in the February presidential election and be united.
”Having had an unimpressive outing in the 2019 general elections, this is the time for all leaders, stakeholders and party members to unite for genuine reconciliation and re-energise our party in Ondo state.
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”It is too early to be fighting and causing unnecessary noise as to who becomes our party candidate come 2020 governorship election," he said.
The press release also refuted claims that Boroffice had endorsed and thrown his support behind a particular interested governorship aspirant.
”In addition, we are aware some governorship aspirants have been making frantic efforts to woo and lobby prominent leaders in the political structure of Ajayi Boroffice to support their governorship aspirations under the premise that Ajayi Boroffice has said he has no governorship ambition.
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”Therefore, it is true that Ajayi Boroffice has no intention to vie for APC governorship ticket in 2020, it is untrue that Ajayi Boroffice has endorsed any governorship aspirant. Hence, Ajayi Boroffice has no preferred aspirant," he added.
The statement urged supporters of the senator to keep faith with the party and the process of revitalising it in the state.
It added: "They should continue to exercise patience until such an appropriate time that we will all sit together to take collective decision on the next governorship election in Ondo state.”
Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Boroffice said the division in the state’s structure of the APC-led to its defeat by the PDP in February 23 election.
Boroffice, a member of APC, stated this on Monday, February 25, in Akure when speaking with newsmen on the outcome of the presidential and National Assemble elections in the area.
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