- Dotun Ojon has denied withdrawing from Ondo governorship race
- According to the YPP candidate, he has not stepped down for any major political party
- Going further, Ojon said he was sure of victory at the polls
Dotun Ojon, candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state, has denied news going round that he has withdrawn from the race.
He disclosed this while he was speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, October 6.
According to him, his party is not for sale.
“That is not true. YPP is not for sale and we are not ready to step down for anyone."
Going further, he said it is a blatant lie that the party has collapsed its structure for the endorsement of another party’s candidate.
Meanwhile, he said he is confident of victory in the polls because the people have recognised the party.
“For us, it is a sign that YPP has become a force in Ondo state that everyone wants to identify with. When we started, nobody gave us a chance. Nobody knew we could come this far."
Speaking on his young age, he declared that even at that, he understands Ondo state better than all other candidates.
“Of course I do. With due respect, I am about the only person who understands Ondo state more than every other person.”
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that ahead of the Saturday, October 10, governorship election in Ondo, a former deputy governor of Osun, Iyiola Omisore, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state and other chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stormed the state in solidarity for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Akeredolu appealed to the people of Ondo not to lower the credibility and reputation of the state before the general public, urging them to vote wisely.
Legit.ng gathered that Akeredolu spoke in his Owo country home when his campaign train visited the town, adding that if the calibre of people struggling to take over his position is factored into consideration, the Saturday’s election is a battle between the intellectuals and the incompetent league.
Legit.ng also reported that Governor Akeredolu's re-election bid got a boost after he was endorsed on Tuesday, October 6, by the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi.
It was reported that during his hosting of the governor at the palace, Oba Aladelusi described Akeredolu as a governor who surprised him by fulfilling his campaign promises to the people of the kingdom.
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