The Deputy Governor and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Mr Agboola Ajayi, has denied reports suggesting that he has withdrawn from the Ondo State governorship race.
According to the reports making the rounds, Mr Ajayi was said to have written a resignation letter to affirm his backing down from the governorship election, a claim which the governorship hopeful has denied.
In a communique by his media adviser, Comrade Allen Sowore, the deputy Governor claimed that the fake reports stem from the camp of the Ondo State Governor and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Arákùnrin Rotimi Akeredolu.
Mr Ajayi was of the opinion that the governor and his media hirelings will stop at nothing to peddle fake news; adding that the forged resignation letter was posted by a pseudo account which Leke Akeredolu, Special Media aide to the Governor is behind.
The deputy Governor urged the general public, members of the ZLP Party, and most importantly the electorate to disregard any report regarding his backing-down from the gubernatorial race.
He said rather than moving around with the “false news”, Governor Akeredolu should be “courageous enough to accept defeat in good faith”.