Amid rumours doing the round about his disqualification, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said he is still in the race for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming governorship election iOctober 10 election.
There were unconfirmed reports that he was disqualified from participating in the July 20 governorship primary election of the APC, even as other reports indicated it was Segun Abraham, a known protege of Senator Ahmed Tinubu that was disqualified.
Mr Ojo Oyewamide, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Sunday in Akure, said the rumour was a ploy to distract supporters of Akeredolu.
He explained that it was another distraction “unleashed with the aim of deceiving the unsuspecting public and diverting attention from the self-imposed pains on the part of those behind the story.
“They are scavengers and will stop at nothing to sustain their trade of deceit. Ignore them, remain firm, be dedicated and prayerful.
“Akeredolu is not just participating at the party primary. He shall be re-elected by the Grace of God, come October 10, 2020.
“The governor, therefore, appeals to all his supporters to ignore the rumour and dedicate this period to God for His continuous grace, favour and protection.”