Ondo Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi has said opponents are chasing shadow over his certificate, calling on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate.
However, the Ondo State Chapter of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) replied critics of its Candidate, Hon. Ajayi, over the threat from some quarters that the INEC should critically screen the qualification of its candidate.
In a statement made available to Western Post on Wednesday evening by the state Publicity Secretary, Felix Olatunde, said that the critics are embarking on a fruitless and senseless journey.
The Zenith Labour Party is well aware of the attempt to create doubt in the minds of our ever-increasing members and indeed voters concerning our popular and widely accepted candidate, Hon Agboola Ajayi.
We just read a funny ultimatum to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC by someone who claims to be a lawyer obviously acting on the prodding of some political adventurers.
We are aware of the clout chasing effort of those behind the lawyer in this attempt to tout an ultimatum that is futile in its entirety.
While we know that INEC is capable of taking care of itself and its operations, we state without any equivocation that our candidate was well aware of the preplanned effort now being executed hence he submitted the minimum qualification required by law.
We state that such distracting darts have little or no effect on the growing popularity of our candidate.
Several efforts in the past to hinder the political rise of our candidate have failed woefully and the current effort to hinder him will equally fail. We urge our teeming members and supporters to proceed without any fear with ongoing mobilisation and campaign efforts towards ousting the outgoing governor and the APC.
We assure that by the grace of God and the votes of the teeming majority who are tired of the underperformance and nepotism of the outgoing governor, the ZLP will win this election fair and square and no rabble rousing litigant can change the course of history.