The current governorship candidate of the AD in Ondo State, Dr. Akin Olowookere, has eventually debunked the rumour making the rounds that he is refusing to vacate his candidature for Chief Olusola Oke.
Oke defected to AD on Saturday October 1 to run for the November 26 governorship election and is to replace Olowookere as the candidate of the party,who was elected at the primary election conducted by the party in September.
Fielding questions from Westernmost correspondent today on phone, Olowookere said he has no plan to prevent the substitution of his name with that of Oke as the party’s candidate.
According to him, he has yielded to pleas by prominent Yoruba leaders to leave the slot for Oke.
Olowookere confirmed that the national leadership of the AD has written to INEC to effect the substitution of candidate for the party.
He however said the electoral body is yet to officially effect the substitution.
Olowookere insists, however, that his stand on the issue is that the due process must be followed and all members of the party carried along
Olowookere also denied speculation that he has collected huge amount of money to yield grounds, saying that he made the sacrifice to be replaced as candidate in the interest of the party and that he is ready to work for the success of the party in the election.